Community Book Drive and Resource Fair

PHILADELPHIA, April 17 — Councilmember Kendra Brooks, state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, state Sen. Nikil Sava and community partners Book Smiles, PGW, PECO, Revzilla, and Caring for Friends, collaborated to hold a Community Book Drive and Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at John H. Taggart Elementary, 400 W. Porter St.

"As Philadelphia recovers from the difficulties of this past year, it is critical that we bring resources, information, and supports directly to families,” said Brooks (At-Large). “Neighborhood-based events like these are the foundation of building strong communities and providing our young people with bright futures. I am proud to work with my state colleagues and Taggart Elementary School on this great event.”  

At this fair, community members picked-up free grocery boxes, book bags, donated age-appropriate books and resources and information for families.

“Families are still struggling in South Philadelphia. I am happy to collaborate with my colleagues Councilmember Kendra Brooks and State Senator Nikil Saval to provide needed resources and information for families,” Fiedler said.

Representatives from both Brooks’ and Fiedler’s offices provided information and resources at the fair.