March 29, 2017

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Capstone Donates Over 3,000 Books to Moore, Oklahoma Elementary Schools

You can add Capstone to the long list of donors and volunteers supporting Moore, Oklahoma, and its residents after the storms last spring devastated the community. A shipment of 3,000-plus books recently arrived, destined for the city’s two elementary schools, Briarwood Elementary and Plaza Towers Elementary.

Capstone distribution center employee with book shipment

The tornadoes decimated the city’s schools and completely destroyed its libraries. When Sharon Hagge, Capstone’s Distribution Center Coordinator, learned of the destruction in Moore, she knew her department would want to pitch in to help. They have been busy organizing the shipment, but the schools were only recently prepared to receive the large donation. “We know there’s a lot more work to be done, but we hope that Moore’s first school year after the storms is a happy and safe one,” Hagge said.

Each year Capstone donates more than $1 million in books worldwide, and will continue to help rebuild Moore’s libraries in particular with its “Buy a Book, Give a Book” promotion through its trade publishing program, Capstone Young Readers. The publisher donates one book to the Moore schools for every book purchased through its website. Consumers can simply use the Promo Code “MooreRelief” when placing an order online.

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