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Middle school philanthropy


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Here’s a feel-good story for the week: Three seventh-grade girls from Tehiyah Day School, a Jewish school in El Cerrito, spent the last two months collecting children’s books for their bat mitzvah projects. They knocked on neighbors’ doors, scoured garage sales and asked family friends, parents at their school’s bus stop, and people from their respective temples.  

The three girls — Talia Myers and Rose and Gabby Rokeach — collected 1,000 in all, which they delivered to children at Greenleaf (K-3) and Whittier (4-5) elementary schools in East Oakland. The books were for the kids to keep.

One of their mothers told me about this and sent me the pictures.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • harlemmoon

    Bravo! What a wonderful lesson in giving.

  • Talia Myers

    It was really fun and easy. i think that anyone could do this. even if its not that much. EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!!!