Volunteers with Repair the World spent Sunday putting together literacy kits for students at PS 253 in Brighton Beach.
The kits are filled with books, flash cards, pens and pencils.
The group says it hopes the kits will help keep students minds sharp over holiday break.
“You know I’m new to the city, wanted to feel like I’m making a contribution but most importantly I really wanted to give back through books, mostly because I think education is really important, not only in today’s society but also for the future,” said George Stein, a volunteer.
“Knowing that there’s kids somewhere that don’t have the books that I loved as a child and I can’t imagine anything that would make me sadder. And so this was something that I could definitely relate to. You know just wanted to let them share the beauty of ‘The Giving Tree,’” said Deborah Vishnevsky, a volunteer.
For more information on Repair the World, visit www.werepair.org.