By: Cassidy Darcey, Senior Communications Intern
Notre Dame’s education is built upon the Mercy Core Values, one of which is Service. Noah Maywar ‘23 is embodying that value as a member of the board of trustees for a local non-profit organization located in Trenton, called the Safkhet Literacy Program.
The Safkhet Literacy Program was created to support the Trenton Books at Home Program, an organization started over 16 years ago in Trenton. They provide free books for all Trenton children. This program gives out thousands of books per year, and does not plan on stopping anytime soon.
The Books at Home Program is run by Classics Used Bookstore, a bookstore owned by Noah’s family. When asked why he joined the board, Noah says, “ I loved growing up around books” and “it just feels like the right thing to do.” As a member of the board of trustees, Noah will be able to help expand the program, so they can give out even more books in the future.
In October, as part of the program, Noah and his family are hosting a huge book giveaway for Trenton children at Classics Used Bookstore. It is called “Book Giving Day.” Live music, games, and face-painting will all be part of the fun! This is an event for people from all over, not just Trenton. As Noah says, “You do not have to be from Trenton to have a good time, or maybe buy a book or two!”
We are very proud of Noah’s contribution to the Safkhet Literacy Program and we wish him much success!