Five Deer Park High School students—taking part in a project for Mr. Gergen's Project Management 201 class—have collected approximately 5,500 books to be donated to St. Joseph Orphanage.
A representatives from St. Joseph was on hand Wednesday to collect the donation and speak with the students about what the local facility offers for area residents.
The five students—Jane Davidson, Parker Sloan, Jose Sanchez, Alexis Roberts and Samantha Scheetz were given the book drive as a prompt for the project, but designed, coordinated and executed the entire project from start to finish.
The group enlisted the help of all three district schools, offering incentives to donate, such as a pizza party for the top collecting classes at both Amity Elementary and Holmes Elementary. The two schools delivered in spades, collecting more than 2,000 books each. Amity Library added another 1,100 books and the Junior/Senior High School tacked on 400.
About St. Joseph Orphanage
St. Joseph Orphanage is a comprehensive behavioral health and educational treatment agency that helps children and their families on the road to recovery and success. Partnering with over 1,400 children and families every day, St. Joseph’s continuum of individualized services gives them the special opportunity to meet the emotional, psychological, and educational needs of the people in their care.