2015 News

Mar
30

Emerson Book Drive a Success!

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10)

Recently from February 1-March 8, 2015 the Children’s Ministries at FPC held a book drive, collecting 777 books for the children at Emerson Elementary School, First Church’s partner school.

This open classroom school educates children residing near downtown and in the Tulsa shelter. Many of these students and their families face significant socioeconomic challenges.

The donated books will be distributed in April to help the students practice their reading skills over the summer. “So many of the kids don’t have books at home. They also do not see their parents reading as models,” shared Susan Foust, the Emerson library media specialist and site tech. “When we combine these books with the other books that we have been collecting, this will provide five to six books per child. The kids will be so thrilled.”

Although the book drive is now complete, volunteer opportunities abound at Emerson, even for those who have just one free evening or a lunch hour each week. Click to learn more!

Dear Friends at First Presbyterian:

What a delight to see almost 800 books for the students here at Emerson. Thank you so much for doing a book drive for our school. So many of the kids don’t have books at home. They also do not see their parents reading as models. When we combine these books with the other books that we have been collecting, this will provide 5 to six books per child. The kids will be so thrilled. We will sort the books after spring break and do the book give-away in early April. Please let everyone know how much of a difference they make!! 

Susan P. Foust 
Library Media Specialist & Site Tech
Tulsa Public Schools,  Emerson Elementary School
909 North Boston Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74106