Over 80% of schools in New Orleans were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. In some areas, there’s reportedly one book for every 300 children.
If you like to read, and want to help New Orleans’ schoolchildren, then rap star Ludacris wants you. He’s teamed up with Better World Books for an “Epic Book Drive” on dosomething.org to have books donated or sold to raise funds for school libraries in the New Orleans Recovery School District.
But hurry – you must sign up by June 1st to start helping. Collect 150 or more boxes, and Better World Books will even pick them up from your school.
The school with the most books collected wins a $1000 donation to their school library, and a pizza party for the whole school. Also, they’re even having a photo contest where each of two people who submit outstanding photos by text will win a $500 college scholarship.
Here’s Luda to tell you all about it: