TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida and Leadership Florida are proud to announce that the second annual #BringABook service project collected 1,100 books for Florida students. The event, which was co-hosted by Leadership Florida and Volunteer Florida, was held in conjunction with Leadership Florida’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Palm Beach County.

“Volunteer Florida was thrilled to host a #BringABook service project at the 2017 Leadership Florida Annual Meeting,” said Chester W. Spellman, Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer. “Leadership Florida members donated a record number of books for the event, and we are grateful for their generosity and support of literacy and student success.”

Volunteer Florida and Leadership Florida collected new and gently-used elementary school books from those attending the 2017 Leadership Florida Annual Meeting. Volunteer Florida and Leadership Florida donated the books to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.

“Leadership Florida is grateful to have partnered with Volunteer Florida to host #BringABook and collected over 1,100 books this year at our Annual Meeting,” said Wendy Spencer, Leadership Florida’s President and CEO. “As statewide leaders, our members are dedicated to taking a stand for children and value ensuring all Florida students have an opportunity to read at home!”

Leadership Florida’s Annual Meeting brings together some of the most active, engaged, and service-oriented leaders in the state to share ideas, innovations and insights that help empower communities and create transformational change through leadership development. Click here to see photos of the #BringABook event.