I started Students Helping Students (initially called'Project Hope')in September 2005 as a student-run organization to assist Louisiana schools impacted by Hurricane Katrina. At that time, more than 150,000 children were left without schools or even basic supplies. More than 2 years later, the New Orleans school system is still struggling to revive, and a tremendous need for assistance remains. So far, Students Helping Students has sent books and supplies to help the following 16 Louisiana schools: Westwood Elementary, J.D. Clifton Elementary, Moss Bluff Elementary, M.J. Kaufman Elementary, Vincent Settlement Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, Sam Houston High School, DeQuincy Elementary, J.S. Clark Senior High School, Gregory Elementary, George Washington Carver Elementary, George Washington Carver High School, Livingston High School, Fanny C. Williams Elementary, Sarah T. Reed Elementary, and the St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools. Together, these schools comprise over 10,400 students. Supplies sent have included basic materials (notebooks, backpacks, tote bags, glue, crayons, pencils, pens, protractor sets, composition notebooks, pencil sharpeners, crayons, folders, staplers, assorted paper, etc.) and furnishings (student desk-chair combinations, cafeteria tables, teacher desks and chairs, tables, and chairs). In addition, nearly 4,000 books have been acquired and are still being shipped to New Orleans schools. These books include: fiction, nonfiction, reference materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and maps), and classroom materials for Learning Support and Spanish language instruction, and other texts. I have organized various fundraisers and received support from individuals, members of the Great Valley School District community, small businesses, Rotary, and corporations including USA Today and Barnes and Noble. Currently, we are working with Barnes and Noble (Devon) on several fundraisers and book drives. We are also continuing to acquire both new and used books for those New Orleans schools which are in greatest need.