The San Diego Branch of the Alliance of Youth Leadership of the United States (AYLUS) successfully completed the first Book Drive event. 2,372 books were collected and donated (seven cars and vans) to the Ronald McDonald House, a nonprofit organization that provides services to thousands of children who are treated at the San Diego Children’s Hospital and their families.
During the months of April, May, and June, the San Diego Branch AYLUS members distributed flyers around their neighborhood, collected book donations, and gathered together to sort, count and deliver the books. The participants were Christopher Yang, Stephen Yang, Bonnie Yu, Samantha Zhu, Claire Jiang, Anthony Jiang, Raymond Li, Eric Li, Jenina Zhu, Katrina Zhu, Sampras Hsu, and Samdrea Hsu. The San Diego Branch members who participated in this event had a great time. Seven adults also participated in this event. All of the students involved in the project are from Canyon Crest Academy, Torrey Pines High School, Carmel Valley Middle School and the Santa Fe Christian.
In addition to donating 2,372 books to the Ronald McDonald House, the students also donated 894 books to Greg Rogers Elementary School in Chula Visa.