Avalon starts book-drive for schools affected by Hurricane Sandy

The Avalon School began a book-drive Monday to help Queens and Brooklyn schools affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The Rhodes family brought the drive to the attention of Assistant Head-master R.J. Hawley after learning about Tom Black’s trip to Staten Island. The drive itself is intended to help elementary schools in those areas that were forced to relocate.

Hawley sent an e-mail to Avalon parents, asking for books appropriate for children aged five to ten. He also asked that the donated books be in good condition.

However, as of Tuesday, donations are lagging.

“My office isn’t full yet,” said Hawley

Still, Hawley hopes to have a “van-full” of books to send to the kids in New York, when the drive ends on Sunday December 9.

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