Del Sol Lions Club donates more than 500 books to Boys & Girls Clubs

More than 75 elementary, middle, and high school After School Club members were in attendance when the Lions brought 14 boxes filled with books. Courtesy photo

The Del Sol Lions Club donated more than 500 gently used books to the La Colonia Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito in Solana Beach recently.

More than 75 elementary, middle, and high school After School Club members were in attendance when the Lions members came to the branch with 14 boxes filled with books. The books vary in levels from elementary school to teens in high school.

“The Del Sol Lions Club is happy to support the academic success of the great kids at the La Colonia Branch of the Boys & Girls Club,” said Fran Fenical, La Colonia Branch volunteer and Del Sol Lions Club Member. “We hope our donation of over 500 books will stock the Club bookshelves and encourage reading enjoyment during after-school hours at the Club.”

“Working with Mrs. Fenical is an honor,” said Gloria Castellanos, La Colonia branch director. “When I was in seventh grade at Earl Warren, she was my teacher and was a great mentor to have. The children love reading, but we did not have age-appropriate books for them to read. I expressed the need we had to Mrs. Fenical and she wanted to do something good for the program and make a difference. We are so appreciative of the Lions Club for helping us bring literacy to the children!”


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