Between February 29 and March 11, Dwight-Englewood School collected more the 20 boxes—some 2,000 books—as part of a fourth annual book drive for Project Cicero Northern New Jersey, an organization that provides new and gently used books to local schools.
Caroline Lobel ’18 and Ethan Hunter ’18 spearheaded D-E’s efforts. Many volunteers helped by putting up posters and making announcements and by moving boxes. “We partnered this year with CODES, D-E’s community service club, to help with volunteers and to raise awareness as well,” says Ethan. He notes that D-E was one of more than 30 schools contributing to the drive, which collected in excess of 40,000 books that were distributed to over 450 teachers in under-resourced schools throughout Northern New Jersey.
Project Cicero Northern New Jersey was founded by Ethan’s mother, Teddi Langbaum Hunter ’87, and her classmate, Jennifer Plotnick Backer ’87, who modeled the organization on Project Cicero of New York City.
Visit www.bergen.com for more photos from the book drive.