YPG Helps Project Cicero Again

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During the weekend of March 9, 2012, nearly twenty YPG Cares members helped Project Cicero (http://www.projectcicero.org/) at their annual nonprofit book drive. Established in 2001, Project Cicero strives to supplement–or even create–school and classroom libraries in underfunded New York City public schools. Through their efforts over the years, over 1,650,000 new and gently books have been distributed to 9,500 classrooms, reaching nearly 400,000 students!

This year, 1,000 teachers from every borough of New York City were invited to the Hotel Pennsylvania’s Gold Ballroom to make their selections. YPG Cares volunteers worked tirelessly to help them find the perfect addition to their libraries. Our volunteers also had the pleasure of sorting through Project Cicero’s massive stocks, to aid these teachers’ searches. “Sorting through these books is such a nostalgia trip for me,” a YPG Cares volunteer gushed. “I hope these kids love reading these books as much as I did when I was their age!”

At the end of the day, New York City’s enthusiastic and caring legion of teachers left with backpacks and suitcases brimming with new reading materials. Thanks to the efforts of our YPG Cares volunteers, as well as the efforts of the many caring students, teachers, and other young professionals at the Gold Ballroom, New York City’s students can enjoy their greatly expanded libraries. This year marks YPG Cares’ second successful collaboration with Project Cicero, and we look forward to many more!

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