The first component of the drive involved working with a first grade teacher to determine which books were needed for her 26 students. Presented with titles covering three reading levels, the Foundation's goal was to purchase enough books so that the students would have their own copy to read in class and then take home to share with their families.
The second component of the drive rallied the support of the Jennings Strouss personnel to purchase new books for the school library from a "wish list" provided by the librarian. A "Leap into Learning" collage was displayed in two of the firm's common areas, with the book titles written on paper frogs. Participants were able to choose which book they wanted to purchase by pulling the designated frog off the wall. They could also opt to make a cash donation.
The drive was a huge success! Thanks to the overwhelming support of the firm's personnel, the 26 first graders received their own book at their reading level and the library was presented with 74 new books, bringing the total donation to 100 books!