Ambulance of books for book-drive

Employees Promote Literacy

More than 1,700 books were distributed to local school children during NorthBay Healthcare's “Fill-the-Ambulance” book drive in May.

Twelve boxes of books each went to Fairview Elementary School in Fairfield and Padan Elementary School in Vacaville, as well as enough books to fill a bookcase at the NorthBay-sponsored after-school program run by The Leaven on Dana Drive across from NorthBay Medical Center in July.

“This is just wonderful,” said Dave Marianno, principal of Fairview Elementary School after the purple Trauma Ambulance pulled up in front of the school.

“We have everything from Harry Potter to Winnie the Pooh, thanks to our generous employees and volunteers,” said Public Relations Coordinator Marilyn Ranson who came up with the idea. “We're especially grateful for the cash donations that let us purchase a wide range of books for older children.”