Children's Book Drive to Benefit Hurricane Matthew Victims

Raleigh, N.C.
While many household items and family treasures have been lost to Hurricane Matthew, books can help children of all ages escape for a bit from the storm's tremendous devastation. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, in partnership with the North State Journal, is asking for donations of children's books for Hurricane Matthew victims.
New or gently used books may be dropped off beginning Saturday, Oct. 15 in 65-gallon bins located at these locations:
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh; 
  • North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh;
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh; and
  • North Carolina State Capitol Historic Site, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.
"So many families have lost everything following Hurricane Matthew, and for the children displaced by this disaster, that includes books," said Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz. "Books and stories can serve as an escape from our daily troubles, and it is our hope that this effort will bring some joy and comfort to the families affected by this storm"
To donate, please bring a new or gently used book to place in the bin at one of the four drop-off locations. The books will be collected and delivered to shelters, schools, and public libraries in the following eastern counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Wayne and Wilson.

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