WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Pleasantdale Elementary School Literacy Committee recently held their first Books From The Heart book drive. Pleasantdale School families brought in many new books which were donated to Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside.  

Students, parents, and staff delivered eight hand-decorated boxes containing over 250 new books.  During the visit, the students were excited to see the various services offered to the hospitalized children.  Vivian Cappolla of the hospital’s Volunteer Services Department, expressed her gratitude on behalf of the hospital community.

Pleasantdale is excited to make this an annual event and hopes to collect even more books next year.