7 Eyewitness News team donates more than a thousand books to local schools, hosts book fair

Posted at 2:25 PM, Jan 22, 2020

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.

Click here to find out more about Scripps Howard Foundation's "If You Give a Child a Book . . . " campaign, including how to donate.