DOWNEY - More than 165 new books for children were collected during a month-long book drive sponsored by Downey Federal Credit Union.The books were donated to Ward Elementary School, the credit union's adopted school. Ward teachers were invited to a book-wrapping party, where they chose books appropriate for students in their classroom. The teachers helped wrap the books and distribute them to their students. "Books not only represent dreams and knowledge, but they can also lead to a child's success in the future," said Barbara Lamberth, president and CEO of Downey Federal. "At DFCU, we are proud to help the teachers promote literacy in the classroom, enabling students to become better learners."
********** Published: December 25, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 35