One young West Ward resident saw a way to help her community and rose to the challenge. Five year-old Eva Pierson reflected on her love of books and conducted a book drive so other children might know the same joy of reading as she does. With the assistance of her teachers at her school, Holy Infancy Elementary School, and her karate club members, she was able to collect 973 books to the amazement of all – including her mother, Colleen Pierson.
The book drive benefitted Cops ’n’ Kids of Easton, which is located at 901 Washington St. The literacy program provides five free books for each child to keep with every visit to the Reading Room. This makes it possible for them to access books in their own home, and encourages reading and the fun that books make possible every time the books are opened.
Thanks to Eva ( and her mom) for being a caring neighbor and sharing a love of reading through this fantastic book drive!