Women's Group Preparing for Book Giveaway at Kay Road Elementary

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The Houston-Peach branch of the American Association of University Women will give away hundreds of books to Kay Road Elementary school students in Byron. 
It's part of the Reading is Fundamental program, or RIF. The national organization lost funding from Congress a few years ago, but it recently got a grant from Macy's. 

Margaret Matthews and another volunteer, Jane Winston, spent Friday morning sorting the 570 books by grade level. 

"Each grade will come and select books. For instance, if third grade comes, there could be third graders in there that are reading on fourth and fifth grade level. There will also be some that are reading on second grade level, and we will have books when each class comes that will be appropriate for all levels," said Margaret Matthews. 

On Tuesday, when volunteers arrive, Kay Road Elementary students will get to pick a new book to keep. 

"I think owning something, I think is very important - 'This is my book.' You see a look on a child's face. Every time we distribute books, they're like, 'This is ours, I get to take this home.' You see the eyes light up," said Matthews. 

Kay Road Elementary students will receive the books on Tuesday from 9:00- 11:30 in the morning. 

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