published on December 15, 2016 - 8:05 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Students at Clovis’s Bud Rank Elementary came together to help fellow children at the Marjaree Mason Center.

A two-week campaign initiated by Bud Rank’s student council led to donations of more than 1,300 books on topics including rain forests, oceans, pirates and astronauts. The books will be presented to the Marjaree Mason Center on Friday morning.

“Our staff talked to the students about the center and they were all on board to help. The students are so excited that they can do something to help others read since they have fond memories of reading with their parents when they were younger,” said Heather Devany,  who advises the council along with Allison Vargas.

Flyers were sent home, posters were put up on campus and even the surrounding Harlan Ranch neighborhood by the school was notified of the collection drive, and the books came pouring in.

“We just started the book drive this year, but we are going to make it an annual event,” Devany said.

The Marjaree Mason Center in Fresno assists and provides shelter to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse and homelessness. Executive Director Nicole Linder will receive the donation at the school campus in Clovis on Friday.

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