April is literacy month at United Way of the Capital Area. There are 4 fun ways you can get involved!
PAGES OF PROMISE: Summer Reading Book Drive
The goal: 1,000 books on the Jackson Public School’s mandatory summer reading list. Books collected will be donated to the Jackson Public Libraries so that all our students have access to the tools they need to succeed.
Download a book wish list.
Dowload a list of collection sites. Go to www.statefarm.com for a list of offices in the tri-county area.
Hosting your own Pages of Promise Drive?
Download a sign for your collection box.
Download a poster (11 x 17).
Download a flyer (8.5 x 11).
Lemuria (Banner Hall) and Afrika Book Café (Fondren) ara offering a discount on all JPS summer reading book purchases.
IMAGINATION LIBRARY: Open a Book, Open a Mind!
Imagination Library is not a charity or a social service. It’s an inexpensive, unique opportunity to give something simple, yet powerful, to children and their parents. Thanks to your gifts, children enrolled in the program receive a carefully selected book each month—free of charge—delivered directly to their homes until they reach the age of 5. Click to give.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Summer Reading Workshops Need You!
If you like to read to and work with children of all ages–from kindergarten to teenagers–we need you this summer! Contact Shawna Davie for details.
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: Come out and help raise money to buy books for young children & you could win a trip to the World Championship in Canada. Download a Flyer.