Math Club benifits Su Casa

Victor Diaz

The Cerritos College Math club held a used book drive in front of the library on April 14-15 to help the fight against domestic violence.

The book drive, which is held every spring semester, features books that are donated by students, staff and faculty.

Some books that were donated included works by John Grisham, C.S. Lewis, Maya Angelou and Nora Roberts and also included other literature, such as “Shonen Jump” magazine and “Illustrated Computer Dictionary for Dummies.”

Nalliber Ruiz, Economics major, enjoyed having a wide choice of books available.

“I like how there are different subjects to pick. I like the variety of books that are here,” she said.

The prices for the books were 50 cents for paperback novels, one dollar for hardcover books and a range from three to five dollars for textbooks.

According to Erin Wickham, the club’s Vice President, the club raised $200 on the first day and its goal was to beat last year’s record of $500.

Wickham also went on to mention that all the proceeds from the book drive go to benefit Su Casa, a shelter for abused women and children.

In regard to the book drive’s benefit for Su Casa, Wickham said, “I think it’s a really great thing. We’re raising money for a great cause to help end domestic violence and help a lot of people.”

Wickham went on to say, “It’s kind of a win-win for everybody looking for a new book. They come here and the money goes for a great cause as opposed to going to Borders or something like that.”

For people like Math Club President Art Catano, the experience of helping at the book drive is a positive one all its own.

“I think this is good, not just for the club, but for people in general because you’re helping others, that’s got to make you feel good inside,” he said.