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Stafford MSD collects books in Chinese

December 18, 2018

Stafford resident Alice Chen remembers the day she decided to donate books to Stafford Municipal School District.

She was in home and heard a loud noise in the middle of the night. It was the collapse of her bookcase, from the multitude of books she had accumulated through the years.

Chen soon decided to donate the books to Stafford MSD.

“If I donate a book, everybody can read it, not just myself,” she said. “And also, it promotes Chinese Culture.”

On Dec. 6, Chen and Stafford MSD partnered to host a kickoff event for the District’s first Chinese Book Drive, which ran through Dec. 18. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y93fyxjc to watch the kickoff.

Three hundred Chinese books have been donated thus far - something that will boost the district’s Chinese Language Immersion Program.

Stafford MSD Superintendent Robert Bostic said the collaboration between the district and the community shows a great deal of commitment by everyone involved.

“Thank you for your donations,” Bostic said. “We can’t do it without you. There’s nowhere in Fort Bend County that you can find a community that’s like Stafford. We respond to you, we give the kids what they need. Our kids are competitive, and we want to compete on a national and international level.”

Stafford MSD Deputy Superintendent Marva Rasberry knows that the donations will have an immediate impact on students.

“Our students will be richly blessed and their knowledge will be enhanced, as a result of the donations,” Rasberry said.

People interested in participating can drop off books at the Stafford MSD Library, 1625 Staffordshire Road, Stafford.

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