Robert Vela High School donated a surplus of books to the Edinburg Housing Authority on Wed. May 31 as a part of the school’s effort to donate new books to different community organizations.

RVHS’ contribution is in part due to their recent collaboration with the Molina Foundation Book Buddies program, a program dedicated to increasing education and health opportunities in communities that experience low literacy rates. The Molina foundation donated over 3,000 books to RVHS in order to help the high school promote literacy. RVHS students were allowed to take books to read and the remainder were reserved for community donations.

EHA received over 600 books thanks to RVHS principal, Sylvia Ledesma and school librarian, Pamela Ramirez. The books donated will be distributed to EHA residents and put into the developments’ free little libraries as a part of the agency’s effort to promote literacy.