James L. Petigru Pupilage Group
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James L. Petigru Community Service Highlight

           For the month of April members of the James L. Petigru Inn Pupilage and Mentorship Group 2 participated in a book drive at the suggestion of Master of the Bench Member Judge Dedra Jefferson, who has long been involved with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family's income.

          Several members of the Inn and their firms provided financial assistance to contribute books designated for Charleston-area children. This option ensured that high-quality, age-appropriate books will be distributed to local children who would most benefit, with books distributed to each child monthly to fill a need that is especially critical now during Covid. Thanks to the Imagination Library and the James L. Petigru Inn approximately 1,170 books will be distributed to local children with the $3,243.00 raised.

Member of the group presenting the check. (left to right: Debra Gammons, Dawes Cooke, Christy Allen, Scott Moise, Jenny Honeycutt, and Catherine Chase, along with volunteers with Begin With Books, the local chapter of the Imagination Library)