Westhampton Beach students donate books to students in need

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To give back to the community, Westhampton Beach High School student Ava Failla recently collected and donated over 1,300 books to Book Fairies of Long Island.

The sophomore decided to take action after seeing how the Book Fairies program worked in a school district where her mother works.

“Growing up, I had a lot of nice books and I wanted to help make a difference and provide books to underprivileged children,” said Failla.

To collect the books, Failla worked with the principals at Westhampton Beach and Quogue elementary schools to put out donation boxes.

She hopes to continue the momentum and collect books again next year.

When not working on community service projects, Failla can be found on the soccer and lacrosse fields. She also volunteers at the Southampton Animal Shelter and is a member of the Golden Canes Club, where she works to raise awareness for childhood cancer.


Date Added: 4/2/2024