A Hauppauge student received honors from the Suffolk County Legislature for taking a pro-active approach in bringing her love of reading to others.
Amanda Borowski, 12, received a Suffolk County Proclamation from Leg. John Kennedy, R-Nesconset, for creating the nonprofit organization Amanda's Book Rescue.
Borowski, a seventh-grader at Hauppauge Middle School, c dedicated to fighting illiteracy, especially for children who may not have the same resources as others due to homelessness, illness, natural disasters or financial constraints.
She held a short six-week book donation drive, during which time she received more than 3,600 books. Borowski donated these 3,600 books to Martin L. Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Wyandanch to help create a school library.
Borowski has decided to turn the community service project into a nonprofit organization. She is looking for other schools and organizations Amanda's Book Rescue can help next.
Reach out to Amanda's Book Rescue to donate gently used children's books via her website or by calling 631-922-0642. Cash donations to purchase new books are also welcome, and will go 100 percent towards new books.