Latinos In Action Book Drive Marked as a Success

Latinos In Action Book Drive Marked as a Success

Latinos in Action (LIA) held their book drive starting from September 28th-October 7th. The LIA posted on their Instagram page grantsville.lia “We are super thankful to say that our book drive was a success! Thank you so much cowboys for all your donations! These books will be in very good hands!” posted with a photo of club members holding a book followed with pictures of boxes and boxes of books. 

According to Philip Jordan, 11th grade Vice President of Social, LIA got the idea of the book drive from their service committee, “LIA is split into three different sections and it was the service committee . . .they wanted to promote literacy in the youth.” 

The Service Committee of LIA’s goal was to reach over 100 books to give to the Children’s Justice Center in Tooele. The grand total of books collected was about 350. Between a clothes drive and a book drive, the book drive was chosen because “there are a lot of children who don’t have as much opportunities to good books as we do, so we wanted to give them something that could benefit them and make them feel important/special,” says Carisa Luna-Trujillo, LIA Vice President of the Service Committee. 

Luna-Trujillo says she was most proud that not only did the book drive reach the school but actually the whole community. LIA’s most challenging part was spreading the word about the drive. “Some of the LIA parents reached out to community members,” says Megan England, Social Studies teacher and LIA advisor. 

The Latinos in Action don’t plan on stopping there. They have other activities, service projects, and more planned for the community.