Through “Stay at Home and Read,” the nonprofit asks individuals and groups to make a donation to BCK to ensure that children from low-income families enjoy a brand new book — complete with their name inside the cover — once a month throughout the academic year.
A donation of $500 provides books for an entire Title 1 class for the school year; $25 supports one child for an entire year. All donations are welcome.
Launched in 2005 as First Book-Collier County, BCK has distributed more than 770,000 new, age-appropriate and personalized books to pre-K, kindergarten, and first- and second-grade students in-need locally to transform children’s lives. The nonprofit partners with more than 20 local organizations, including Collier County Public Schools, Friends of Foster Children Forever, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Christ Child Society of Naples and NCH Healthcare System.
For more information about “Stay Home and Read,” call Sallie Williams, BCK board chair, at 394-4062. To learn more about Books for Collier Kids, visit www.BooksforCollierKids.org.
Florida Weekly – February 23, 2017