SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CPS HR Consulting gave the gift of reading to children in need through its 13th Annual Children’s Book Drive, which benefits the River Oak Center for Children. Through the drive, the public sector-focused human resources consulting firm collected 973 gently used books and 849 new books, bringing the total number of books donated this year to 1,822. On top of this, employee monetary donations collected through the drive will provide additional books for the center. The new books collected will be provided as gifts through the River Oak’s Santa’s Workshop gift giving program for children and families receiving services at the River Oak Center for Children.
Since 2006, a total of 37,633 books collected by CPS HR have been donated to benefiting organizations.
“We had an amazing amount of support this year,” said Jerry Greenwell, CEO of CPS HR. “We want to thank everyone who donated books, time or money to help make a difference for thousands of children. From early childhood through high school, books have a huge impact on a child’s happiness and helps set them up for a bright future.”
According to the National Commission on Reading, the single most significant factor impacting a child’s early educational success is whether or not they are introduced to books and have been read to at home by parents or guardians before they begin school. Through this book drive, CPS HR looks to increase the chances of success for as many children as possible.
When the tradition began in 2006, it was part of a city-wide children’s book drive led by a local newspaper. CPS HR continued with their own book drive and in 2009, found that River Oak Center for Children was the perfect match for the program.
Partnerships that contributed to this year’s drive included Art Consulting Services, Beers Books, Chipotle at 3830 Truxel Rd., Dad’s Kitchen, Embassy Suites Napa Valley, Harry Dewey Fundamental Elementary School, Hilton Arden West, JC Paper, Market One Builders, MCC, SnackNation and Ultimate Staffing.
River Oak Center for Children aids children and youth in need of support, coaching and treatment to thrive in school, at home and in the community. River Oak uses strength-based and evidence-based programs to enhance children’s and families’ abilities to manage life’s challenges and achieve their full potential. This support increases their chances of living a successful adult life.
For more information about CPS HR, visit: http://www.cpshr.us/.
About CPS HR Consulting
CPS HR Consulting, based in Sacramento, California, is a self-supporting public agency providing a full range of integrated HR solutions to government and nonprofit clients across the country. CPS HR consultants have expertise in the areas of organizational strategy, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, and training and development. For more information, visit www.cpshr.us or connect with them on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus.