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DHS STUDENT, COLBY LIMA, COLLECTED NEARLY 1,000 BOOKS FOR THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER NEW BEDFORD (January 2017)

Wow! Dartmouth High School senior, Colby Lima, recently visited the Boys & Girls Club in New Bedford to speak to Club members about why he decided to coordinate a book drive. “I wanted to think of a way to help others and decided to organize a book drive due to my love of reading.” Colby shared with the boys and girls, “Growing up I always enjoyed reading and wanted to share the experience with other kids who might not have that opportunity for various reasons. I decided to name the project “Wish Upon a Page – Give the Gift of Knowledge”. Colby explained that he was overwhelmed by the generous support from his fellow Dartmouth High School students and also donors who recently dropped off books at Shaw’s in Dartmouth. “Starting out, I never expected to be able to collect so many great books and I was surprised that so many people came out to support my love of learning and goal of sharing with others,” he said.

Colby, along with his mom and sister, hung out with Club members for over an hour answering questions and helping them to find an appropriate book to bring home. He said, “I hope my project will inspire other kids to reach out and to use their imaginations to find ways to help others too.” Colby’s future endeavors include going to college to pursue an English degree and eventually become a teacher.

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