Woodland Middle School’s Love for Reading

Continuing on with the legacy of Ms. Mary Siereveld’s commitment to service, Woodland Middle School Students decided to lend their talents in organizing a book drive to benefit the Northern Kentucky branch of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Students held the book drive during the weeks prior to Winter Break in an effort to provide comfort to fellow kids in the community. On January 18th, Ms. Siereveld and eight of her students had the privilege of delivering nearly 1400 books! As a special treat, students also had the opportunity to take a tour and learn about a variety of health care careers with Operations Coordinator, Ami Blackburn.

Ami was so impressed with the students and their collection of books stating, “The books entertain our patients and pass the time while they wait to see the doctor. Reading is a perfect opportunity to bond with a child. Our Speech coordinator was extremely excited–the bookcase in the Speech waiting room has been empty for quite some time.”

We look forward to Ms. Siereveld’s classes continuing their good works as they connect their love of reading and sharing it with others.

Learn more about Ms. Siereveld’s story and charitable fund (Mary’s Sock Fund) to support individuals at the UC Brain Tumor Center and her students’ commitment to service at the following links:

http://ucbraintumorcenter.com/giving-donations/marys-socks-fund/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeeVCxt_qP0