Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Books Are Collected For Refugees

Published January 17, 2013

A second-grader at Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta wanted to do something good for other youngsters.

So Lawson Jones organized a book drive with his class at the independent Catholic school to collect books for Catholic Charities Atlanta’s refugee resettlement program. He felt it was important to conduct a book drive through the second-grade classes to benefit those receiving help from Catholic Charities to gain English language skills, according to a news release.

Lawson went to each second-grade class at Holy Spirit and gave a speech in which he told them about Catholic Charities and asked them to collect books from home that they could donate to the book drive. Approximately 200 books were donated in response to his appeal. Both adults and children being served by Catholic Charities will receive books.