What Do You Call A Bunch Of Kids Who Collect Over 1,000 Books For Kids Without Homes?

This article is a follow-up to a previous article outlining the HH Richardson School’s 3rd Grade Community Service project. It turns out that the students ended up collecting 1,350 books during their recent book drive for the School on Wheels “Summer Reading Bag Project” !
Children in grades pre-K through grade 12 will receive a drawstring bag with 3 new books to read this summer thanks to the hard work of these students from the HH Richardson School.

The teachers and the students were presented the School on Wheels “Communities Caring for Kids” award for their dedication to supporting children in their community impacted by homelessness. They are committed to paying it forward.

So…. What do you call a bunch of kids in red who collect over 1,000 books to be read and save the day?

Higgins’ Heroes!

Here are the pictures from the recent “Communities Caring for Kids” award presentation at the HH Richardson School for their AMAZING book drive. The picture with all the boxes really shows the QUANTITY of books they raised!

School on Wheels of Massachusetts’ Executive Director, Cheryl Opper, responds:

I am so grateful to Mr. Higgins and his hardworking students for running such a successful book drive. WOW, how impressive to collect 1,350 books in one drive. Truly inspiring and amazing! I love all of the pictures but I especially like the one with the kids holding the books. Hundreds of children impacted by homelessness will have new books to read this summer thanks to your support. How awesome is that!

With a grateful heart,


The students and their teachers were also highlighted in the Easton Patch. Schools and other groups can learn more about running a school supply drive to support School on Wheels of Massachusetts.

For more information on organizing a supply drive with your school, office, troop, etc., contact Dianne Sproul, Community Outreach Coordinator 508-587-9091