The first annual Leahy Learning Book Drive was the brainchild of Maggie Curry, a senior at The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Villanova, PA). When Maggie heard about the Learning Center Meghan was helping to create at Emlen Elementary School (Mount Airy, PA), she immediately wanted to find a way to help:
“Growing up with an older brother and two older sisters, some of my favorite memories are of my mom and dad reading with us. Checking out books from my grade school library to bring home to read was always so much fun. I couldn’t imagine growing up without that opportunity.” – Maggie Curry
Maggie was inspired to start a book drive. Over the summer, she reached out to her friend Ryan Doane, the President of Student Council at Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA). Ryan jumped at the opportunity to get involved, and the two students turned the book drive into a competition.