CPS HR Consulting Turns the Page on 11th Annual Children’s Book Drive

More Than 30,500 Books Donated Since 2006

HR Consulting
set a lofty goal of 30,000 total collected books for
its 11th Annual Children’s Book Drive, which benefits the River
Oak Center for Children
. The public sector-focused human resources
consulting firm surpassed this goal by 500 books with a total of 3,500
books donated this year. Partnerships with Dewey Fundamental School, a
local elementary school, several Girl Scout troops and Ultimate
Staffing, a local staffing agency, have attributed to more than 30,500
books being donated since 2006.

“This is one of our favorite times of the year,” said Jerry Greenwell,
CEO of CPS HR. “We proudly support children’s education and this book
drive is just one small way to positively impact the future of our
community. We would like to thank everyone for their tremendous help and
support with this year’s book drive. Knowing that we put a book in a
child’s hand – and that book put a smile on that child’s face – well,
that’s priceless.”

The effort began in 2006, as part of a city-wide children’s book drive
led by a local newspaper. That year, CPS HR collected more than 1,450
books. When CPS HR took over the book drive in 2009, the organization
began researching local non-profits to donate the books to. River Oak
Center for Children turned out to be the perfect fit. Children in their
programs get to pick a book to keep each time they come into one of the
centers or if they are visited at home.

Many of the youth referred to River Oak are coping with challenges that
place them at risk of far-reaching negative impact on their physical
health, academic success and social as well as personal relationships.
Through innovative and evidence-based programs, the center strengthens
children, youth and families to manage life’s challenges and achieve
their full potential.

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
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