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Students sponsor Lenten book drive

Lenten Book Drive
Students at Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles hosted a Lenten book drive to help local kids in need. (Source: Facebook)

The primary, first and second grade classes at Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles sponsored a Lenten Book Drive and collected “like new” or new books that will be donated to Books for Newborns and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Books for Newborns is a 100% volunteer nonprofit organization that partners with St. Louis area hospitals and other social service agencies to provide books and other reading materials to low-income mothers and their families. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri strives to create partnerships with parents and youth with a support network mentors, educators and community partners.

Other age-appropriate books collected by the drive will be gifted to the older siblings and children who are hospitalized or receiving care in a pediatric clinic. 

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