YPG Helps Center for Fiction

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On Saturday, May 14, 2011, YPG Cares members from several AAP member publishing houses set out to conquer a great task—to unpack and organize 10,000 books ranging from the preschool to high school age range at the Center for Fiction (CFF). But no greater was this task than the precedent set by community service all-star, 14-year-old Lucas Gabriel, the young man responsible for this impressively gracious donation.

The story behind a boy, his mom and dad, and his bibliophile grandfather was so heart-felt and inspirational, (see Center for Fiction’s write-up here: http://www.centerforfiction.org/for-readers/kids/ninth-grader-donates-10000-books/) that YPG Cares joined forces with CFF early on Saturday morning to contribute to the final factors necessary in getting these books out to hundreds of children in schools all across New York. Alongside a small group of dedicated Center for Fiction employees, YPG Cares joined in a colossal effort to unpack towering boxes of books and organize for shipping. For most of the volunteers, it was a trip down memory lane, but an accumulative whole can own up to the pride taken in knowing that classics like Cat in the Hat and Curious George as well as new-fangled titles like Wimpy Kid and Judy Moody are going out across the state to inspire kids to read, write, and imagine the unimaginable. Check out some photos from the event below!

Boxes of books all set for sorting

A YPG Cares volunteer organizes a donation

One YPG Cares volunteer enjoys an old favorite

A job well done!

A special thanks to the Gabriel family, the Center for Fiction, and all YPG Cares members in attendance. For more information on the Center for Fiction, please visit http://www.centerforfiction.org/.

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