In conjunction with the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC University Park Campus April 18-19, USC Civic Engagement is holding a book drive to benefit children who attend the schools surrounding the USC campuses — and you can donate without leaving your chair.
The book drive is coordinated through an Amazon Wish List: Simply visit the list of needed books, select a book (or several) and purchase it, selecting “USC Community House” as the shipping address. The books range from Charlotte’s Web to The Grapes of Wrath; most are less than $10 and some are priced as low as $3.
The books help pupils at the USC Family of Schools, 15 schools surrounding near the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. The program focuses on providing a quality education to the 17,000 children in the local neighborhoods.
More than 4,500 USC students, faculty and staff work with thousands of parents, teachers, school administrators, neighbors, police officers and other community representatives to make the community’s rich resources — including its institutions of higher learning, museums, libraries, and recreational facilities — accessible to neighborhood children.