Book drive boxes at BC
J. W. Burch, IV
May 6, 2009
Filed under Features
The Bakersfield College Intercultural Club has placed box drop boxes at various locations around campus as part of the Book Drives for Better Lives program.
The locations are in the library, bookstore, counseling office, cafeteria and the science and engineering building.
The drop boxes will be in place from now until the end of the semester. The Intercultural Club encourages students and staff alike to donate textbooks.
“Many professors have textbooks that they receive that are just sitting on their shelves in their offices,” Emnet Habebo, president of the BC Intercultural Club said. “This will give them a chance to help people out and clear up some of that space those books take up.”
Books donated to the Book Drives for Better Lives will be sent to Africa to promote literacy. The drop boxes are exclusively for textbooks that are no older than five years or newer although older textbooks will be donated to the Salvation Army.
“As the saying goes, ‘If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for life,’” Habebo said. “That is our philosophy with literacy.”