QU Democrats hosting campus book drive

Andrew Fletcher

The QU Democrats and Better World Books recently announced the launch of a book drive on campus to raise funds for Invisible Children and increase awareness about literary programs worldwide, according to a press release.

“The Books Drives for Better Lives” program will last until the end of the semester at Quinnipiac.

“QU Democrats is very excited to support such a worthy cause,” said Jamie Hill, member of the QU Democrats. “Any and all books donated are being reused or recycled.

“We hope to be able to fill up every collection bin by the end of the semester. These books will be transformed into dollars to support literacy programs and the Invisible Children organization.”

There are various drop-off locations throughout campus. These locations are in all freshman residence halls, in the Student Center, in the College of Arts and Sciences buildings, in the library, and in the bookstore during finals week.

“Invisible Children” was a documentary released in 2003 that focused on child soldiers in northern Uganda. Since then, they created an organization to raise more awareness about what is going on in the region and change it for the better.

“The Book Drives for Better Lives” program collects textbooks published within the last 10 years or any books used in a college classroom. Better World Books re-sells them through its Web site, donates them to literacy programs or recycles them.

The books collected at Quinnipiac will be donated and the proceeds will go to the Invisible Children organization.

According to its Web site, Better World Books has raised more than $6.1 million for global literacy. It has also saved more than 22,000 books from landfills.