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Moore Books for Moore Kids takes in more than 1,500 books from a senior living home in Longview, Texas

Generations of charity converged Monday at Eastlake Church in Oklahoma City as thousands of book donations came in from retirees and elementary school students alike. A five-hour drive brought more than 1,500 books and $800 to Oklahoma City.
BY CARMEN FORMAN Modified: July 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm •  Published: July 1, 2013

“We brought the bookstore to them,” Wells said. “So those who couldn't go shopping could still go shopping in their home.”

When Lambert and Wells made it to Eastlake they were met by members of the church, the creator of Moore Books Dedra Meier, and three elementary school girls donating books brought to their lemonade stand.

Everyone pitched in to unload boxes and bags of books from the white pickup parked out front. When the truck was unloaded, they moved on to unload Meier's van and Daren and Brynn McMillan's mother's car.

“It was cool to show up and at the same time, unload books with kids,” Wells said. “It's neat to see everyone from all walks of life pitching in.”

Moore Books has received more than 40,000 books from 25 different states and Ireland since they started taking donation May 23. It will accept contributions until Friday. After that, book sorting begins, Meier said.

Once the books are sorted, Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary teachers will pick out books for their future classrooms on July 13.

“It's just something that anyone can really do,” Meier said. “Books are a simple way to give back and they last.”


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