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The Duke School

February 8, 2013 Ginger Young, Founder   A week ago today, I had the honor of speaking with the entire student body at Duke School, which is running its third annual book drive for Book Harvest.  I am continually amazed and heartened at the compassion and activism of young people, and this conversation was no… Read more »

Thank you.

Tyler Cumberlander, ’13, member of Duke Community Leadership Project team The Duke Community Leadership Project Team has just concluded the semester-long partnership with Book Harvest. It has been an enriching experience and we are excited for the future opportunities we have presented to the organization. We were unsure of what to expect at the start, but… Read more »

PORCH-Book Harvest Partnership

Susan Romaine, Co-Founder, PORCH It was just great having Book Harvest as part of PORCH’s Food for Families deliveries this summer.  The PORCH-Book Harvest partnership was billed as “Well Fed, Well Read” and it did just that.  During the three months out of the year when kids do not have access to free and reduced… Read more »

Books Truly do Make a Difference

  Amy Yao, Duke ’13, member of Duke Community Leadership Project team I’ve been luck growing up with teachers who’ve encouraged a love for reading since a young age. When I first came to the States in second grade, I hardly knew any English at all. Starting school was a scary experience because I didn’t know… Read more »

Update

  Ginger Young, founder of Book Harvest One of the most important things we in the nonprofit world can do is to update our friends and supporters regularly — not just when we need money or volunteers.  To that end, we are kicking off a monthly e-newsletter — and I had scheduled to send the first one out today.  But I’m… Read more »

Daughter of a Librarian

Alice Taylor, Duke ’13, member of Duke Community Leadership Project team As the daughter of a second-generation librarian, it is unsurprising that I grew up in a house filled with books, titles from authors ranging from Seuss to Faulkner bursting off of every available surface. Reading played an integral role in my childhood, whether it… Read more »

He said he didn’t like reading.

Jamie Apone, Summer ’12 Intern, UNC Chapel Hill Class of 2013 I have worked with Book Harvest as an intern for the duration of the summer, researching related organizations, exploring funding options, and actively assisting kids in choosing books. Hanging out with kids and re-finding books I’ve loved before have been fun and playful. Our… Read more »