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Women & Philanthropy raising funds to purchase books for Toledo Public Schools

Women & Philanthropy at The University of Toledo is partnering with the Judith Herb College of Education to help provide books to 40 second-grade classrooms in the Toledo Public Schools.

Last year, the organization’s Holiday Project raised enough funds to donate 1,000 books to 33 second-grade classrooms in 19 of the 40 TPS elementary schools.

Second-graders at Old Orchard Elementary School checked out some of the books donated to Toledo Public Schools by UT’s Women & Philanthropy and the Judith Herb College of Education. The books were distributed to 33 second-grade classrooms at 19 TPS schools March 15 during a ceremony at Old Orchard Elementary.

Women & Philanthropy is getting an early start on this year’s project and is accepting donations through Tuesday, July 31.

With the help of donations from the community, Women & Philanthropy hopes to provide $200 worth of books to the second-grade classrooms in the remaining 21 TPS elementary schools before the academic year starts.

In order to do so, $8,000 in donations will be needed.

The Holiday Project is also accepting good-as-new used children’s books at second- and third-grade reading levels.

To make a donation to the cause, checks can be made payable to the UT Foundation with “2018 W&P Holiday Project” in the memo line and sent to:

Sarah Metzger
UT Foundation
Driscoll Alumni Center, MS 301
2800 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo OH 43606

New or gently used books may be dropped off to Metzger in Driscoll Alumni Center Room 2014A.