BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Students at two schools in the Cheektowaga Sloan School District are about to receive new books through the "If You Give a Child a Book . . . " campaign, from 7 Eyewitness News and the Scripps Howard Foundation.
In August, employees at WKBW raised $4,559.36 to buy books for the schools and their students, along with support from the Scripps Howard Foundation.
Two schools-- Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School-- will receive a total of 260 books for classroom use. In addition, each of the schools' approximately 880 children will receive a book of their own to take home. Each school will receive $1,100 in Scholastic Dollars to purchase additional books.
On January 23rd, in honor of National Reading Day, WKBW employees will start distributing the books. On Thursday, on-air and behind the scenes staff will volunteer at a book fair at Woodrow Wilson Elementary to help distribute the books. Another book fair is planned at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary on Friday.