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Jacksonville Country Day School Donates Books to BOOKS-A-GO GO
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The youngest students at Jacksonville Country Day School are learning early that the holiday season is not all about receiving gifts. Preprimary students and their families are donating age appropriate books for BOOKS-A-GO GO, a local organization that collects new and gently used children's books for youngsters in low-income families.

"This is a service learning project for our youngest students," said Gayle Wilson, director of preprimary education at JCDS. "It's one of the easiest ways to help young children understand the importance that giving is just as important as receiving."

This is the sixth year that JCDS has sponsored a drive for BOOKS-A-GO GO.  The preprimary children will personally present the books to Betty Metz, founder and president of BOOKS-A-GO GO, on December 14 at 9:00 a.m. in the JCDS auditorium.

The students are delighted the books will be available to low-income children in time for the holidays.  Each student will decorate a bookmark to place in every donated book.

"Others do not sometimes have the same advantages that we have," said Gayle Wilson.

Jacksonville Country Day School's mission is to "prepare students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility."

Jacksonville Country Day School, established in 1960, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.

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