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Cleveland Students Raise Money for Downtown Children’s Library

Santa Barbara Unified School District eNews: 

On April 24, the students of the Cleveland A-OK Program visited the Santa Barbara Public Library to present a donation to the new children’s library under construction at the central branch. The students raised $115 for the children’s library campaign. Upon request, Union Bank then matched these funds for a total donation of $230. In turn, that total of $230 was matched by the Cheeryble Foundation for a grand total of $460 to the children’s library campaign.

Challenged to devise a way to give back to the community that supports the students, Cleveland ASES/A-OK program collected pennies and other coins over several weeks. In reviewing which charity to support they decided to support their local library, especially the Santa Barbara Public Library Childrens’ Department, which has visited Cleveland several times to host the Reading Ambassadors Program.

Representatives from each grade level and A-OK Site Coordinator Steve Fancher were offered an exclusive tour of the new space under construction as the bottom floor of the library becomes the new children’s library in June 2015. The students presented their check to Senior Librarian-Youth Services Gwen Wagy.

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