Guilderland community donates 2,001 books for Project: Cameron’s Story

Guilderland schools have donated an overwhelming 2,001 books to Project: Cameron’s Story, surpassing last year’s total by almost 500 books. This year the organization collected 27,158 books! 

In eight years, the GCSD school community has contributed over 8,149 children’s books to Project: Cameron’s Story, a not-for-profit organization that collects new children’s books for families of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at more than a dozen hospitals throughout New York.

For Guilderland’s Project: Cameron’s Story coordinator, teacher Jamie Mullins, this is an organization near to her heart. Her own son, born premature, was a recipient of a Project: Cameron’s Story book.  Due to the pandemic, books were purchased from an wishlist and through Scholastic. “Of the eight years I’ve been coordinating this effort, this was the highest number of books donated in a single year. I continue to be in awe of the generosity of the staff, students and community!” said Mullins. “Thank you so much!”

Cameron’s siblings, Schuyler and Liam, holding a sign displaying the total number of books collected for this year.

What is Project: Cameron’s Story?

The goal of Project: Cameron’s Story is to support the bonding of parents with their premature babies in the NICU through the use of children’s literature and storytelling. To learn more about the organization, please visit the Project: Cameron’s Story Facebook page or the organization’s official website.

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