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‘Books In Every Home’ PonyUp Campaign Launches

By: taylorreeves737   Published 3:35 pm / October 16, 2017

English Literature capstone students kicked off a PonyUp campaign this weekend to raise $1,000 to buy books for children from low-income families.

The students will visit a first-grade classroom at Whittier Elementary in November to distribute books purchased from the campaign. From research in children’s magazines of the 19th-century, they are also creating a book of reprinted stories and verse, which they will read and distribute during their school visit.

The students in Tara Penry’s Senior Capstone in Literary Studies – Emily Allen, Marcus Blandford, Shannon Brennan, Brennen Keen, and Amanda Timm – will post the progress of their campaign at The campaign runs from Oct. 14 through Homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 4.

To receive regular communications about the project, please email Shannon Brennan at