Guilderland community donates 2,128 books to Project: Cameron’s Story

Thank you to all who donated

Guilderland schools have donated an overwhelming 2,128 books to Project: Cameron’s Story, surpassing the goal of 2,000 books. This year the organization collected 29,134 books!

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

The breakdown of donations by GCSD school this year is as follows:

  • AES 97 books
  • GES 321 books
  • LES 179 books
  • PBES 160 books
  • WES 133 books
  • FMS 1193 books
  • GHS 45 books

In nine years, the GCSD school community has contributed 10,277 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, including Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Hospital and Bellevue Women’s Center.

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. “I cannot thank everyone that helped to make this happen,” said Mullins. “Cameron’s mother, Sara, has said on more than one occasion how important the Guilderland school sites are to their cause. Thank you for your generosity and kindness and for continuing to support this amazing organization!”

Jamie Mullins and Sara Quartiers, the founder of Project: Cameron’s Story, were recently interviewed on WTEN to raise awareness of the program and Guilderland was recognized as a top local collection site.

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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