“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.”