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SCA Students Collect Books for International Literature Program

SCA’s teens4good, Inc. packed thousands of books to donate to WLPP and a local library.  They are planning a fundraiser to cover the cost of shipping the books to China.

SCA’s teens4good, Inc. packed thousands of books to donate to WLPP and a local library. They are planning a fundraiser to cover the cost of shipping the books to China.

Secondary students from Summit Christian Academy (SCA) in collaboration with local non-profit teens4good, Inc. recently completed their second book drive benefiting the Western Literature Promotion Program (WLPP). WLPP’s goal is to enhance education in China by giving underprivileged schools the ability to teach English, providing them with materials to instruct with.

The students’ previous school-wide book drive collected over 900 books, but this spring they were able to collect nearly 5,000 books to send to China. The donations exceeded the maximum number needed by WLPP, so teens4good, Inc. arranged to contribute nearly half of the books to a local library who had previously expressed a need for literary expansion.

The students met to sort, label, and pack the books recently at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit. SCA’s International Program Director, Kathy Tharp, contacted an international shipper to acquire space on their “less than loads” in order to ship the books to China.  Teens4good, Inc. will plan a fundraiser to generate the money needed to ship these books, and will converse with WLPP throughout the process.

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