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PS 108 Sandy book drive

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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:30 am

Students, above, from PS 108 in South Ozone Park will hold a book drive for young victims of Hurricane Sandy who lost their books in the storn.

The drive will be held from March 4 through 8 at PS 108, located at 108-10 109 Ave. The public can come and drop off books from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. on March 4 and 6 and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 5, 7 and 8.

The drive is the brainchild of fifth-grade teacher Melissa Levin, who came up with the idea as a mock community service assignment in a school administration class she is taking and decided to implement it for real.

The students wrote personal letters to officials, civic leaders, newspapers and other organizations to promote the drive.

Though most of the students at PS 108 were not badly affected by the storm, Levin said two of her students who attended the school’s gifted and talented program are from the Rockaways and are still displaced.

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