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Tulsa Trail School Book Drive Benefits Project Self-Sufficiency

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Students at the Tulsa Trail Elementary School in Hopatcong arrange used books for a sale to benefit Project Self-Sufficiency.
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Students at the Tulsa Trail Elementary School in Hopatcong recently held a used book sale in conjunction with Read Across America, an annual event sponsored by the National Education Association.  Proceeds benefitted the school library, as well as Project Self-Sufficiency.  The agency received a check along with the donation of some used books for children.

“We decided to organize the Used Book Sale and donate the money to Project Self-Sufficiency because of all the work they do within our county,” commented Tulsa Trail Reading Specialist Alison Ibaceta who coordinated the book drive along with fellow Reading Specialist Kelly Carney.  Students gathered hundreds of gently-used books from home.  The books were then sorted and sold to other Tulsa Trail students with prices ranging from $0.25 to $1.00 per book. 

“What a success!  Books that may have been lying on a shelf somewhere getting dusty, were now in the hands of a student who left with a ‘new’ treasure to read!” continued Alison.  “As Dr. Seuss says, ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.’  Reading is one of the most important skills we can teach children.  Students will use reading as a foundation for schooling and eventually for their career of choice. Through our book sale, we encouraged the children to read at home and share their love of reading with others.  Some students struggle with reading, but that struggle doesn't need to hinder their love of reading!”

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“Project Self-Sufficiency is honored to have been selected to receive the funds raised by the Tulsa Trail School during their used book sale,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement.  We are delighted to accept this monetary contribution towards the purchase of books for our participants, and we are looking forward to offering these children’s books to the parents we serve so that they can share the gift of literature with their children.”

Project Self-Sufficiency is a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey.  The agency’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of holistic, respectful, and comprehensive services enabling low-income single parents, teen parents, two-parent families, and displaced homemakers to improve their lives and the lives of their children through the achievement of personal and economic self-sufficiency and family stability.  Since 1986 Project Self-Sufficiency has served more than 19,500 families, including over 30,000 children.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.  To make a donation, volunteer, or to find out more about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.

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