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Truck of Books Event Gives 40,000 Books to Local Teachers

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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.”

Loretta Reed, principal at Woodhill Elementary School in Gastonia, North Carolina, collected free books for teachers at her school.[/caption]

Rachel Hui-Hubbard, program coordinator for the Early Learning Partnership of York County, also attended the event. She brought a little red wagon to Classroom Central to gather books on behalf of York County’s Reach Out and Read program, which distributes books to families in need.

“The Early Learning Partnership of York County has partnered with Domtar on many outreach programs over the years,” says Hui-Hubbard. “We appreciate all the efforts Domtar and others make for the children of York County.”