Fourteen year old Eric Hamilton, who attends Dehesa Charter School, is slowly working his way up from the Life Rank in the Scouting program to achieve the Eagle Scout rank. In order to do this, he has taken on a book drive project to benefit the Friends of the Library in Sun City. However, Hamilton hopes to receive enough donations to benefit the Paloma Valley High School Library and a convalescent home in Sun City as well.
“I came up with the idea of a book drive when my Scout Master told me that our troop had been given a large amount of books,” Hamilton says. “He told me that we had nowhere to store the books so I asked him if I could use them for my Eagle Project.” The Eagle Scout Service Project is designed to help Scouts move up in rank by showing their leadership, while still benefitting the community or some other type of organization.
“This book drive is important to me because I feel the need to help my community and provide for Libraries that need/want some books,” Hamilton discloses.
The book drive will be held Wednesday, December 28th from 5 pm-8 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building located at 28150 La Piedra Road in Menifee.
Any and all book donations will be accepted from the community and will be greatly appreciated. Arrangements can be made to pick up books from individuals who cannot make it over to the building on the 28th but are still interested in contributing to this event. Please contact Eric Hamilton at 951-679-2225 if you have any donations that you would like to be picked up.