Franklin County High School had some French textbooks in storage that it was no longer using.
As of Thursday afternoon, the books were headed to a new home.
Members of the FCHS French Club, under the guidance of French teacher Terry Johnson, boxed the books for the Haitian Needy Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Frankfort.
“We knew someone could use them,” Johnson said.
The books are going to a school in Samadeck, which is in the mountains of Haiti.
“Our founder, Raymonde Jacques, founded a school in Haiti about 25 years ago,” said Judy Goddard, the organization's secretary who picked up the books Thursday at FCHS. “The principal is very excited about the books.
“We’ve had books donated from Paul Sawyier Library, but they’re mainly in English. We need books written in French because people in Haiti speak French.”
Johnson said Joel Dufour, father of French Club member Natalie Dufour and owner of Earth Tools, is taking care of shipping the books to Haiti.
The textbooks donated from FCHS include some for teachers, some for students and workbooks, and they were written for different levels of study.
Goddard said Capital City Christian Church also does work with the organization.