After much consideration regarding how the kids would get these heavy little treasures home, we opted to coordinate the donation with parent/teacher conferences. We are so excited the kiddos now have new books to read at home and we hope to add more to those libraries throughout the year.
That brings us to our next project: the Holiday Book Drive! Last year we provided all of the students, K-5th, with a brand new book right before the holiday break. Our goal is to provide this gift again this year and we would love for you to be a part of this special gift. We are especially in need of NEW books appropriate for kids in 2nd-5th grade. Our goal is to collect 600 books.
How can you help? Order a few extra books through your child's Scholastic book order, donate money (found in the get involved tab), host a new book drive at your church, work, or civic organization, or simply grab a book the next time you're at the store.
As always, we have a drop spot at the Mel Foster office on Spruce Hills Drive in Bettendorf and the DeWitt Public Library.