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Madeline Chais: Kindness by the Book

Madeline Chais, 17, Marlborough School (Going to: University of Michigan)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/graduation/article/kindness_by_the_book_20100602

Madeline Chais grew up in the privileged world of private school where pretty much everything she wanted, she got. Then in sixth grade, while volunteering to organize a book drive at the John Thomas Dye School, Chais learned about the abominably low literacy rates at public schools throughout Los Angeles. That same week, she helped mobilize 300 students to collect more than 8,000 books, which were then distributed to needy schools through the nonprofit organization Bookends.

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