Teen donates hundreds of books to kids in need
BAYSIDE - A teen from Bayside helped bring hundreds of books to kids in need.
Sammy Fielkow, 13, asked her friends and family to help her find books for the Books for Kids Program at Next Door. The fundraiser was part of Fielkow's Bat Mitzvah project.
“Sammy helped in our Kindergarten-Kamp and here at Books for Kids,” Books for Kids Coordinator Pam Edyburn said. “Her book drive letter was so wonderful and kind. She is an awesome, mature teenager. It was a pleasure having her here.”
The fundraiser brought in 467 books for children in need.
“I love their smiles and I like to ask them what they’re learning about when we read together,” Sammy said. “I know they are glad to see me when I come – and I am glad to see them.”