To make an even bigger impact, Mayor Booker raised additional funds from businesses in his community to supplement the $1,000 he was given. But it didn't stop there! Judy Newman, president of Scholastic Books, donated another $10,000 worth of books to the school!
Not only is Scholastic donating the books, but each student is also getting around $20 to go book shopping! When students buy books from Scholastic, the school gets "bonus points" that they can trade in for supplies. Since they have already been given so much, the students and principal decide to pay it forward once again. They use the bonus to buy portable DVD players for children in the cancer ward at New Jersey's Hackensack Hospital.
"It's amazing to me that you guys are thinking well beyond yourself," Mayor Booker says. "I get chills thinking about that. I'm really impressed."