Books for Collier Kids (BCK), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a steady stream of new books to children in low-income families throughout Collier County, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from Community Trust Fund of The League Club to ensure at-risk children have books at home to read, share and cherish.

“We’re deeply grateful for The League Club’s generous grant ensuring Books for Collier Kids is able to provide 810 pre-K through second grade children a new, high-quality, age- and curriculum-appropriate book each month of the 2024-2025 school year, books that allow them to bond with loved ones and build a home library,” explained Chair Sallie Williams.

The $15,000 grant translates to 8,100 new titles for distribution to 810 children in 36 pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms at Pelican Marsh and Vineyard’s elementary schools. Currently, 64% of the School District’s students are economically disadvantaged, more than half speak a language other than English at home and 15% have limited English proficiency.

(Florida Weekly Giving Section  – 5/2/24)

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