Guilderland community donates over 1,500 books for Project: Cameron’s Story

Photo of the bottom of colorful books lined up

Guilderland schools have donated an astounding 1,522 books to Project: Cameron’s Story, surpassing the 1,000 goal that had been set. This year the organization collected 25,364 books! 

In six years, the GCSD school community has contributed over 5,720 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. “I was a little concerned because this year, books couldn’t be physically dropped off to our collections sites.” Due to the pandemic, books were purchased from an Amazon.com wishlist and through Scholastic this year. “Of the six years, I’ve been coordinating this effort, this was the highest number of books donated in a single year. I’m blown away by the community’s generosity,” said Mullins.

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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