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Gift of literacy

San Diego Oasis staff and volunteers visited Murdock Elementary School in La Mesa for a special holiday edition of their year-long book distribution efforts. The new and gently used books are provided to elementary school students at schools throughout San Diego County. The distribution is an extension of nonprofit San Diego Oasis’ popular intergenerational tutoring program that recruits and trains older adults to serve as volunteer literacy tutors to kids struggling with reading. More than 1,800 books were distributed in one day to more than 600 Murdock Elementary School students in grades K-6.
Donations of new and gently used children’s books as well as funds to purchase new books are currently accepted at the San Diego Oasis Lifelong Learning Center in Grossmont Center shopping mall in La Mesa during normal operating hours. For more information or to donate, call (619) 881-6262 or visit www.sandiegooasis.org.


Source: East County Californian

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