Meredith Provides Books for Elementary Students

A Meredith College effort has provided nearly 1,700 books to students at Barwell Road Elementary School in Raleigh. Meredith students distributed the books on December 9. Each elementary student received two books.

The books were collected through a book drive sponsored by Meredith’s Department of Sociology and Social Work and various student organizations on campus including WINGS, Psi Chi, Poetry Vybe, Social Work Club, Sociology/Social Work Club and others.

Sociology students have spent the fall semester volunteering at Barwell Road Elementary as part of a new effort called the Barwell Buddies Program. Each of the 120 volunteers completed 10 to 15 hours of service in classrooms and the library.

After the winter break, Meredith students will return to give out books to the students who were tracked out. More books are needed for these students so Meredith community members are asked to donate books after the break. Donations can be made on third floor Ledford Hall or by contacting Associate Professor of Sociology Lori Brown at

Date Submitted: 2009-12-15

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