STATEWIDE — When educators put out the call for books, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce responded.
They partnered with Central Maine Power, Hannaford and Hussey Seating, taking monetary donations as well as used books.
Because of this nearly 2,000 books were donated to children across the state.
Teachers have emphasized the need for them, with many students doing remote learning.
“To invest in kids is to invest in tomorrow,” Dana Connors, state chamber president. “When you bring forward books to those that may not have it available to them, you’re doing something very thoughtful and very significant to that person’s life.”
The book drive is still underway. .
To find out how you can get involved, you can go to the chamber’s website.