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February 14, 2012 > Making a difference, one book at a time

Making a difference, one book at a time

Submitted By Belinda Sandoval

After the Moreau Catholic High School Book Club learned that some of students in our local community did not have access to a school library, they were inspired to make a difference. In 2011, proceeds from the first Annual 24-Hour Read-a-thon were used to purchase almost 3,000 books for the students and staff at Our Lady of the Rosary, a Catholic elementary school in Union City.

On Friday, February 10, 2012, 90 students at Moreau Catholic HS competed in the second Annual Moreau Catholic 24-Hour Read-a-thon. This year's proceeds will be used to purchase new books for the classroom collections of St. Leander Catholic School, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school in San Leandro.

The Read-a-thon began at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 10 and ended at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 11. Lynne Mullen, Principal at St. Leander School paid a special visit during the Read-a-thon competition and the St. Leander student body cheered on the participants through Skype.

The 24-hr Read-a-thon participants compete as pairs and must raise a minimum of $25. At least one member of the pair must be reading at any given moment during the 24-hour period. The Read-a-thon was streamed live so that family, friends and the entire school community could watch the competition online.

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