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When:   March 12, 2011 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where:   Gold Ballroom
Hotel Pennsylvania
7th Ave (33rd St)
Type:   Volunteer

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The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York is proud to participate in Project Cicero, an annual non-profit book drive designed to create or supplement school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools.

Since its inception in 2001, Project Cicero has distributed 1.5 million new and gently used books to 8,500 New York City classrooms and libraries, reaching 350,000 students. Project Cicero receives donations from individuals and families from over 100 independent, public, and parochial schools each year, and has received generous contributions from many book publishers. Over 1,000 teachers from all over New York City are invited to make their selections at Project Ciceros event in March each year. Hundreds of student, parent and teacher volunteers assist in all aspects of collecting and distributing the books. To learn more, please visit

Who:       15-20 volunteers needed; children 13 and older are welcome join their parents
What:      Sorting donated books while meeting and reconnecting with fellow Yalies
When:     Saturday, March 12 from 1:00 to 3:00
Where:    Gold Ball Room, Hotel Pennsylvania, Seventh Avenue at 33rd Street, NYC
How:       Please register at

If you would like to donate books, please note that Project Cicero accepts new and gently used books for children and young adults. Books must be in new or excellent condition. Early readers through high school fiction and all non-fiction (including reference books, biographies, science and math), both hardcover and paperback, as well as picture books are welcome. Reference materials should not be more than five years old. Project Cicero does not accept discards from school libraries, textbooks or books for adults.

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