Already in 2018, the PEP interns have led the way in collecting over 1,000 books to donate to Oregon State Correctional Institution, Coffee Creek, Deer Creek Correctional Institution, Serbu Youth Facility in Eugene. They included everything from text books to novels, including books in multiple languages.
Young adult novels were sent to Serbu, where the interns are active in leading the fabulous Discovery Group program, which has been active for nearly 10 years.
Deer Creek was particularly eager for books in Spanish, and we were happy to be able to collect and send a small stack, and anticipate sending more in the coming months. It is particularly satisfying to be able to answer specific needs as identified by education coordinators at the institutions.
Thanks to all who donated! Our next book drive will be coming soon.