Domtar joined forces with First Book and Classroom Central for the third annual Truck of Books event. The two-day literacy promotion offered 40,000 free books for teachers to share with students in Charlotte, North Carolina, including nearby York County, South Carolina.
Many local businesses volunteered time at Classroom Central to sort and stack the books donated by Domtar. Teachers from Charlotte-Mecklenburg and York counties were invited to shop for free books to give to their students. Each teacher who attended the event was allowed to take 150 books for their classroom.
Free Books for Teachers
Loretta Reed, principal at Woodhill Elementary School, went shopping on behalf of her teachers. She drove to Classroom Central from Gaston County, North Carolina, so her school wouldn’t miss out on free books for teachers.
“I’m so grateful to Classroom Central, Domtar and First Book for making this opportunity possible,” says Reed. “I work for a Title I school, and these books will help enrich the lives of my students who do not have any books at home.”