The idea for this book drive came about during the summer when we decided we wanted to create a project that would impact our community positively. As a DECA member, you can compete in a competition called “Community Giving.” This book drive began as our Community Giving project but making a positive impact in our community is our greatest priority.
Our hope is that even after this year’s competition, we will be able to continue the Epilogue Project and begin a lasting cycle of passing books down to our younger counterparts. The Epilogue Project was formed after we considered our own childhoods, we were “bookworms” who hoarded our precious childhood novels long past the age we read them. Selling them or donating them to be sold didn’t feel right, considering the memories and sentiment they had carried and the lessons they had taught us. Instead, our dream is that these books can bring joy and imagination to a new generation of readers.