May 1, 2015 – Summit, NJ. “The Rite 13” (6th and 7th grade) youth at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, New Jersey recently teamed up to collect books for Students Bridging the Information Gap (SBIG) in Ghana. The books collected went to support SBIG in their endeavor to open their 5th computer lab and library at the Offinso School and Orphanage near Kumasi, Ghana. The youth designed and implemented a well-planned strategy to collect books over a three-week span of time. Week 1 was dedicated to advertising throughout Summit and the community; week 2 the youth went door-to-door collecting books in the local neighborhoods; and, week 3 the youth collated and packed the books for shipment to Ghana. With the dedication of the Rite 13 Youth and their leaders they collected nearly 800 books for SBIG. A special thanks goes out to the following youth and adults: Cordelia Burn, Emilee Cort, Caroline Dannenbaum, Sean Groskoph, Owen Healey, Will Huntley-Robertson, Daniel Labrie, Brendan Malley, Sean Merone, Caroline Moy, Harris Pollock, Hannah Sheaffer, Henry Veloso; and their adult leaders: Peter Dannenbaum, Jim Land, Cathy Larson, and Chris Whitaker. SBIG is very fortunate to have such fantastic support from not only, Calvary Church, but also Delbarton Mothers’ Guild, BooksBgone, Lawrenceville School and Sandler O’Neill & Partners. In  total SBIG received 3,200 books which have been packed in 96 boxes and are on their way to Ghana.

CALVARY BOOK DRIVE GALLERY