Renton School District Receives Books Saving Them $50,000
Renton, Washington 5/13/2021
Renton school district
covers an area of 100,000 residents just south of Seattle. The 15,5000 students
attend 15 elementary schools, 4 middle
schools, and 4 high schools.
The students span all
socio-economic levels. Unfortunately poorer families cannot afford to use
limited funds to purchase books for home use. The school district has budget
problems and lacks the budget to give books to students.
During this time of
pandemic when many schools are not open and learning occurs at home, a lack of
books at home has serious consequences.
DISCOVER BOOKS made a
major donation of 383 types of books for all grade levels from pre-K to high
Even purchasing in
bulk, these books would have cost the school district over $50,000 which they
simply do not have. DISCOVER BOOKS expanded the capacity of the school district
by over $50,000.
The pictures show the
DISCOVER BOOKS (1) donation sorted by age of the reader, (2) school district
vehicle with teachers, (3) loading the vehicles and (4) the result of filling
three vans with books.