The Austin Community College District’s Silver Star Children’s Literacy Project has collected more than 1,000 books for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa program. Students will present the donation to Sheriff Greg Hamilton 2 p.m. Thursday, December 15, at ACC’s Rio Grande Campus.
“Students taking part in the Silver Star Children’s Literacy Project are giving a very special gift,” says Sheriff Hamilton. “They are showing children the importance of reading and the power of knowledge. I am grateful for their generosity, and we look forward to putting these books in the hands of Central Texas children.”
Students with ACC’s Center for Student Political Studies (CSPS) created the Silver Star Children’s Literacy Project last year.
“Our mission is to collect books for kids in need, because books last forever,” says Marcos Larios, ACC student and president of Silver Star. “The Silver Star Children’s Literacy Program thanks ACC students and particularly Phi Theta Kappa for making this donation possible.”
Silver Star will collect additional new or gently used books during the presentation and distribute them to children in the months to come.
“College students well understand the power of literacy to transform young lives, and the leaders of Silver Star, CSPS, and Phi Theta Kappa know firsthand the value of service,” says Professor David Lauderback, Silver Star faculty advisor.Back to Top