Book Drive

A book drive went into overdrive when Alson Jewelers, of Cleveland, Ohio, helped a local high school student with a book drive for the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. With the jeweler’s centrally located and convenient access parking lot, Josh Bass was able to surpass his goal of 2,00 to 3,000 books. … David Schreibman, one of three Schreibman siblings who now manage the family business that got its start in 1931, was surprised at the number of people who showed up to donate books. “Hundreds of cars pulled up in the parking lot,” says Schreibman. “At the end of the drive Josh collected about 10,000 books. Obviously the drive went very well. Josh was overwhelmed. He rented a U-Haul truck to bring the books to a processing center, where the books will be reviewed for content and cleaned up.” —Paul Holewa, Retail Details, Oct. 10, 2009