Approximately 2,000 books were during our last book drive and we couldn’t be more blown away by the generosity of people. We’ve had our tents and banners up for about 3 weeks and, with the help of wonderful people working almost all day and every day, we really managed to get the word out to our community. The children of our volunteers were delighted to find the contents of our big brown boxes full of books and would keep reading through them and running over to each other trying to show them the “cool new book” they found. It was a dream come true to see so many people, especially children, be excited about reading and really care about helping out the community. After all was said and done, we dropped the books off to the Salvation Army, who were really wonderful to work with and couldn’t believe that we had to rent a U-Haul truck just to bring them our donations.