Distributed December 8, 1999
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Tracie Sweeney
News and photo advisory
Brown delivers holiday gifts: a book for every child at Flynn School
On Friday, Dec. 10, members of Brown University’s Class of 2000 will present nearly 700 books to pupils at the E. W. Flynn Arts and Technology Academy in Providence and will read aloud in 12 of the classrooms. The senior class public service project is an extension of one begun by the Brown Alumni Association that distributes 2,000 new books to area schoolchildren every year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — On Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, every pupil who attends the E. W. Flynn Arts and Technology Academy in Providence will receive a gift from Brown University’s Class of 2000 and Brown alumni – a new book.
Nearly two dozen Brown University seniors will deliver more than 700 new children’s books to the elementary school pupils beginning at 9 a.m. In addition, several Brown students will read aloud in a dozen classrooms. The project ends around 1:30 p.m.
The senior class public service project is an extension of one conducted annually by the Brown Alumni Association during Reunion Weekend. The project collects about 2,000 books every year. This year, the alumni association selected Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s “Read to Me” program and the Flynn School to receive the books. The senior class added to the alumni donation so that every schoolchild in Flynn’s kindergarten through fifth grade will receive a book.
Reporters and photographers who would like to attend the event should report by 8:45 a.m. to the Flynn School’s main office, 220 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, and check in with Angela Lombardo, principal of the school.
The senior class public service coordinator is Nicole Weiss.