Driving for Books is in honor of Valley Metro bus operator Jermaine Bethea! For the past four years, Jermaine has supported Tempe schools by collecting and donating children’s books. As a school bus driver in Tempe, he wanted a way to give back to children at Christmas. He has continued the tradition now as an operator for First Transit where he has worked since October 2015. Last December, Jermaine donated approximately 500 books to Curry Elementary.
“The students are just ecstatic about it,” Jermaine explained. “They show so much appreciation for something so simple. It’s really stunning.”
Now through April 28, employees can donate new or gently used books to benefit students at Curry Elementary School and Gililland Middle School in Tempe. Driving for Books will culminate on May 16 when Jermaine delivers the books in a Valley Metro bus to the schools.