ACC students collect 7,000 books for children

Holiday book drive benefits Travis County Sheriff’s Brown Santa Program

Austin Community College will present more than 7,000 children’s books to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for its Brown Santa program at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at the Highland Campus social staircase (6101 Airport Blvd.).

Sponsored by the college’s Student Government Association (SGA), the drive benefits children of low-income families.

“We have a responsibility to help those who are less fortunate,” says Ali Judice, ACC SGA president. “The greatest feeling in the world is making a difference in someone’s life. Reading is one of the most enriching activities we can provide.”

Since its inception, the college’s annual holiday book drive has collected more than 14,500 books for TCSO’s Brown Santa program.

“It doesn’t take bags of toys to make a difference. These donations are much more valuable,” says TCSO Sheriff Greg Hamilton. “Books feed young minds. We are grateful for the generosity of the ACC community for coming together to make this a reality.”

This year, partners include ACC’s Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi chapters, the ACC Faculty Senate and Classified Employees Association, along with the ACC Latino/Latin American Studies Center, and BookSpring.

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