Children's Books Donated to Mission of Deeds

In recognition of National Reading Month in March, The Bethlehem School and St. Paul’s teamed up to collect new and gently used children’s books to donate to families served by Mission of Deeds in Reading, MA.


Over 500 books were donated. “We’re thrilled with the response of our Bethlehem families,” said Carmelina Padovani, Director of the Bethlehem School. “It’s wonderful to share these books and to encourage reading. There are so many long-lasting benefits of reading to children.” Paul Bowen, Director of Outreach and Christian Formation at St. Paul’s, said, “The response to our call for books has been so generous. We’re pleased to support Mission of Deeds in their service to local communities.”


Paula Goss, Office Manager at Mission of Deeds, said “The work of Mission of Deeds is needed more now than ever. We give our clients dignity and a new start in their new home. These books will contribute to this new start by promoting reading and literacy for the children and families we serve. We really appreciate this donation.”


Thanks to all who made this book drive a success!


Karen McAlmon (left) of the Outreach Committee at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Paula Goss, Office Manager at Mission of Deeds, unload donated books from a March Book Drive sponsored by St. Paul’s and The Bethlehem School.
Karen McAlmon (left) of the Outreach Committee at St. Paul's and Paula Goss, Office Manager at Mission of Deeds, unload donated books from a March Book Drive sponsored by St. Paul’s and The Bethlehem School.

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