SBIG Book Drive This Week
Posted April 30, 2012
Students Bridging the Information Gap (SBIG), a Summit, NJ based non-profit is holding a book drive this week from April 30th- May 4th. The group is particularly interested in gently used kindergarten through 9th grade fiction and nonfiction books, along with science and math reference books.
SBIG supports students in less developed and under privileged countries by supplying computers, books, and related equipment for learning labs. Since its formation in 2008, Delbarton students have been actively involved, and have made four successful mission trips to Ghana. On these trips, SBIG has built four computer labs and libraries and supplied roughly 8,000 books for approximately 2,500 orphans and students in Ghana from the Baptist School and Orphanage, Good Shepherd Orphanage, New Life International Children’s Home, and In My Father’s House Catholic School and Orphanage.
For SBIG's fifth mission, this summer volunteers will visit and help the four orphanages above by donating new equipment and restocking libraries with newer and better books.
Says SBIG organizer Matt Killian '13, "Most of the children in the orphanages do not have access to any books at all other then what we donate, so any donations are greatly appreciated." SBIG has bins in the main lobby of Trinity Hall to collect books throughout the week. For more information, visit the organization's website at www.sbigonline.org
This summer for its fifth mission, SBIG will be visiting and helping these four orphanages by donating newer equipment and restocking the libraries with newer and better books.