Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) is a national environmental restoration company that provides environmental mitigation, stormwater management/water quality, climate adaptation, and flood resiliency solutions. RES’ Warrenton office recently held a holiday book drive to benefit Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH).
FRESH Reads – one of FRESH’s three pillars alongside FRESH Eats and FRESH Moves – increases literacy opportunities for children in schools and during community events throughout Fauquier County. FRESH provides free books for readers of all ages to motivate reading at home and encourage shared reading experiences with family members.
RES’ Warrenton staff consists of many avid readers. They chose the FRESH Reads program for their holiday fundraiser because of the local impact donations would have on children in Fauquier County. RES Office Coordinator Rebecca Bowman stated, “People loved the idea of a book drive and were excited to incorporate something they were passionate about while giving back to the community.” The event resulted in over 200 book donations, with one person alone donating 50!
FRESH Supervisor, Kristen McAuliffe remarked on the significance of this donation sharing,
“The books that we provide to children through FRESH Reads are sourced entirely through donations. It is a joy to watch children, from toddlers to middle schoolers, eagerly browse our collection to find books that excite them. We are thankful that RES chose to share their love of reading with kids in our community.”
Fauquier FRESH is a program of Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) with a mission to maximize opportunities for students to engage in active learning, active living, and nutritional education. FRESH fulfills this mission through its three pillars: FRESH Moves, FRESH Eats, and FRESH Reads. For more information on the FRESH Program, visit www.fauquierfresh.org. Individuals or organizations interested in donating books to the FRESH Reads program should email firstname.lastname@example.org.