Book Drive for Disadvantaged Children
|Date:||Sunday, October 2, 2011|
Do you have any new or slightly used children’s books that you could donate to Bay Area disadvantaged children?
Collected books will help foster literacy among disadvantaged students in Bay Area public elementary schools. Most of the children helped by this project do not have any books in their home, or even in their school libraries. These books, along with free tutoring services, will make a tremendous difference in the lives of hundreds of primary age kids.
WHAT KIND OF BOOKS:
• Books should be new or like-new; please no missing covers, ripped or folded pages, scribbles, etc.
• Books should be appropriate for children ages five to nine.
• The books should be of universal appeal and appropriateness. Books on religion, health and hygiene, and other topics that are of a private nature are best left out.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Books can be brought to Shir Hadash at any time throughout the month of October. There will be a book drop box in the Office lobby and synagogue foyer areas.
This service project is being coordinated by Noah Hoffman, as part of his Bar Mitzvah community service project. Books will be distributed through the Jewish Coalition for Literacy http://www.jcrc.org/projects_jcl.htm, a project of the Jewish Community Relations Council.
Please feel free to send questions to Noah Hoffman at this email address.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS SERVICE PROJECT.