Lake Campus collecting books for MLK literacy drive

Lake Campus collecting books for MLK literacy drive

The Lake Campus book drive, for readers from kindergarten through 12th grade, runs through Feb. 6.

Wright State’s Lake Campus is collecting books and serving meals to low-income families in the Celina area to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month.

Books will be collected for youths from kindergarten through 12th grade. Books will be distributed to the community through the C.A.L.L. Food Pantry.

Donations will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 6.

Lake Campus donated more than the expected amount of canned goods for its Giving Tuesday Drive, inspiring a second donation drive.

Martin Luther King Jr. asked what individuals were doing for their community, said Lucy Flowers, the student internship coordinator and diversity initiatives at Lake Campus. Flowers said while it is important for students to attend school to earn their degree it is also important to serve their community.

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History chose the “crisis in black education” as the theme for Black History Month. Flowers thought the topic was appropriate to implement for the donation drive.

In addition to collecting books, students will serve meals every week during the month of January to low-income families.

A labeled donation barrel is located in the front reception area of Lake Campus’ main building.

Lake Campus will also screen the movie “Selma” on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in 177 Dwyer Hall.

The donation drive is sponsored by Wright State’s Lake Campus Diversity Initiatives, Connect2Complete and the Teacher Education Program.

For more information contact Lucy Flowers at

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