The book drive benefited Treehouse Books and was organized by the Waverly Heights Diversity Committee
Residents and staff from Waverly Heights Retirement Community collected and donated more than 1,000 books to Treehouse Books this spring. The drive, now in its second year, was organized by the Waverly Heights Diversity Committee and gathered fiction, non-fiction, and coloring books for all ages.
“We we are energized by the continued participation by residents and staff in our second annual Book Drive. Our community has a strong culture of giving back and the Diversity Committee is always looking for ways to contribute to those in need,” said Grace Bregman, Waverly Heights Resident Services and Programs Manager and co-chair of the Diversity Committee. “Waverly Heights is committed to lifelong learning for its residents and this initiative to enrich the learning of children and adults through Treehouse Books aligns perfectly. We look forward to continuing the partnership for years to come.”
Treehouse Books is a Giving Library and Literacy Center that was founded in 2005. Its mission is to grow and sustain a community of readers, writers, and thinkers in Philadelphia. According to the non-profit, there is only one book for every 300 homes in Philadelphia’s low-income neighborhoods and more than 65 percent of the city’s children enter 4th grade without being on an appropriate reading level. Treehouse Books strives to ensure every child has access to books and opportunities to fulfill their dreams and explore their passions.