Kids at the YMCA in Newark, New Jersey took part in a “day of giving,” at the end of the summer thanks to the efforts of one fourth grade girl from Rockaway Township (also N.J.)  With the help of her teacher at Stony Brook Elementary School, the fourth grader organized a book drive that collected a whopping six hundred gently used children‘s books for Family-to-Family’s GivingWorks Empathy Project. The books, along with 125 backpacks donated by the same student, were delivered to the Newark YMCA, where preteen and teenage kids living in poverty participated in a GivingWorks event – choosing books to read to.. and then give to… younger children in need. We call this double giving!