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While Lisa Suhay does paid school visits, speaking about her family's life aboard their sailboat, her journalistic experiences, and performing readings from her books, she also performs volunteer visits to schools that cannot afford speakers.
 
To request a volunteer visit (or to hire Mrs. Suhay to speak at a school, library, Rotary or club event) please e-mail her at suhays@comcast.net 
(Schools: half-day and full-day/flexible schedule)
 
 

Author's Note:
 
I want to encourage readers to volunteer and give to schools in their areas.
 
Below are some of the schools I have visited that could use new or gently used books and supplies, blank journals are always welcome for budding authors. 
 
Watch this page because the list is going to grow.
 
Please, if you have gently used books for grades k-8 (especially Magic Tree House, J.K. Rowling or other children's novels) or school supplies like loose-leaf paper, blank composition books or other writing tools please send them to the schools directly. To us it is so little and to these students it means opening a world.
 

Luis Munoz-Rivera School
400 N. Montgomery Street
Trenton, New Jersey  08618
 
You can see some of the kids from the Trenton school system online at http://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/welcome.htm Any elementary school in this district could use a lift. Volunteer to read, give books and suppplies etc.
 
GLEAM - God's Love English Arts and Manners -is for immigrant children from Haiti, Vietnam, Korea. A special weekend and after school program that provides language and socialization as well as fostering young writers.
 
Martin Luther Christian Academy
The GLEAM Program
S. Crescent Blvd & Terrace Avenue,
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
 
 
Lafayette St. School in Newark is filled with exemplary teachers and hard-working children in difficult circumstances. Zero playground equippment and a minimal library.
 
Lafayette Street School
205 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ 07105

A Special Thank You
 
To the students and faculty at The Darcy School in Livingston, NJ who took my essay in the New York Times ("A Storybook Ending" July 2002), on volunteering to help needy schools, to heart and raised $700 to help a New Jersey school.
 
The fundraising began with Margaret Hogan, age 9. Her mother showed her the essay back in July 2002 and in September Margaret was still keen to help others. Margaret involved her parents, teachers and grades 3 and 4 of her school to create crafts and sell them to raise the money.
 
Words have power and so do children.
 
Thank you. Keep up the great work.
 
With Love,
 
Lisa Suhay