Sharyland High School Students Volunteer for the Molina Foundation Book Distribution

Sharyland High School Students Volunteer for the Molina Foundation Book Distribution
Posted on 12/09/2016
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the Molina Foundation Book Distribution


On Wednesday, November 16th, twenty-four Sharyland High School students volunteered at the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank in Pharr.  The Molina Foundation gifted books to 60 schools and nonprofit organizations in Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties.   In order to prepare the 90,000 books for distribution, volunteers had to do various jobs.

Students assembled and labeled boxes.  They sorted books by age levels, packed books into smaller boxes, and loaded boxes into various vehicles.  Three groups from Sharyland High School participated.  Students from the TAFE club, National Honor Society, and Penny Payte McLeaish Library Office Aides volunteered to work in a warehouse from 9 am to 1 pm.   The Molina Foundation provided lunch from Subway and books for all the volunteers.

When asked about this event, SHS Senior Clarissa Lopez said, “It was an amazing experience.  It made me feel happy knowing that I was helping children across the Rio Grande Valley.  As a member of the Sharyland High School National Honor Society and the BCM Club (Books Comics Movies), I was ecstatic to participate in this opportunity to help spread the love of reading and books to children.”

Mrs. Virginia Pena, Sharyland High School Library Assistant, supervised and assisted the student volunteers on this trip.  She credits the students for working diligently, following instructions, and sharing a positive attitude through all of the various tasks.  “I believe this experience provides our students with an opportunity to see how important an education is,” Mrs. Pena said.