Denver7 Books for Kids drive helps local children in need get books to read

For the third year in a row, Denver7 is continuing its efforts to give books to school-aged children in need.

The Denver7 Books for Kids book drive was created after teacher Kyle Schwartz of Doull Elementary asked students to finish the sentence "I Wish My Teacher Knew."

"Some notes are heartbreaking, like 'I wish my teacher knew I don't have pencils at home to do my homework.' I care deeply about each and every one of my students and I don't want any of them to have to suffer the consequences of living in poverty, which is my main motivation for teaching," said Schwartz.

"I Wish My Teacher Knew" inspired Schwartz to ask for support in creating a book drive for kids in need. Denver7, The Salvation Army and La Fogata restaurant are answering that call.

You can help by donating gently used books at seven Salvation Army stores and three La Fogata restaurant locations pinned on the map below. You can also drop off children’s books in the bin outside Denver7 at 123 East Speer Blvd. in Denver.

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Books for Kids: Where to Donate