2013 Tree of Giving Success!

diaryowkIt is with great pleasure that we write to inform you of the success of the 2013 Tree of Giving Book Drive! The Mark O. Hatfield Library, along with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Willamette Bookstore, and YOU successfully collected over 200 books to be divided between Richmond and Hallman Elementary Schools. Donations spanned the K through 5 reading levels from Curious George to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, with Spanish language books as well. Once again the Willamette community has shown true depth of feeling and has helped supplement the library shelves of our local elementary schools.

On January 21 and 23, student athletes and Tree of Giving representatives presented both schools with their new books and participated in a short question and answer session. The Hallman and Richmond students were excited to meet the Willamette student athletes, and to browse the new books added to the library shelves.

Thank you so much for your support and your dedication to keeping Salem’s youth reading.

The Mark O. Hatfield Library, the Willamette Store, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee