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Literature club teams with Seton Home to donate books

By Alyssa De La O / @alyssadelao24

Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s Literature Club will partner with local non-profit Seton Home to hold a book drive.

Seton Home’s South Side residential facility provides housing and supportive services for teens ages 12 – 17 who have been placed by Child Protective Services, and are also pregnant and/or parenting.

Jack Ayres, literature club sponsor and assistant English professor, said they are donating the books to these women, to emphasize literacy as an everyday practice.

The literature club is asking for students and faculty to donate children’s books as well as young adult books for the book drive held at Main Campus and Brooks-City Base Campus  Feb. 9 through Mar. 6.

Where to Drop Your Book Donations:

Central Academic Building

  • University Library Entrance
  • Tutoring Center, 2nd floor

Madla Building

  • Building Foyer

Patriots’ Casa

  • Building foyer

Brooks City Base Campus:

  • Tutoring Center

“I reached out to a few nonprofit organizations and the Seton Home was one organization that needed book donations,” Ayres said.

Young mothers at the Seton Home have the opportunity to continue their education, while receiving child care through the organization’s facilities.

Kendra Puente, Seton Home education coordinator said the drive will help the young mothers provide for their children.

“This allows for them and their children to interact with early literacy,” Puente said.

Sabrina San Miguel, president of the literature club, said the club wants to continue to help the Seton Home’s mission in providing education for young moms by hosting the drive.

“Literacy is important,” Miguel said. “We feel reading is important, no matter what the circumstances are for these young mothers.”


About the Author

Alyssa De La O
Alyssa De La O
Alyssa De La O is a staff reporter for The Mesquite. A graduate of South San High Schoo, she is now pursuing Communications-Journalism bachelor's degree. Alyssa previously attended Palo Alto College, where she received her associate's degree in communications with a focus on radio and T.V. broadcast. She wrote for "The Pulse" at Palo Alto College. She has a passion for sports and Mariachi singing. She hopes to pursue a career in reporting on sports and San Antonio’s culture.

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