Back-to-School service project benefits "Reach Out and Read" literacy program

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By Community Editor

COURTESY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD GIVING PROJECT
 
The Neighborhood Giving Project will partner with the Oak Park Public Library and PCC Community Wellness Center to kick off their 2014-15 service season.

PCC Community Wellness Center provides comprehensive medical services for uninsured or under-insured families in Cook County
Our project directly benefits their"Reach Out and Read" Literacy Program:
  • New books are "prescribed" to every child in their annual well check up. Each child receives a brand new Scholastic book to take home, and the importance of reading is discussed in the check-up. 
  • Used books are available for any children to read, or be read to, during any appointment. 
  • Volunteers model reading behavior, by reading books aloud to children gathered there, or allowing children to read to them.

HERE'S HOW YOUR FAMILY, TROOP, OR CLASS CAN HELP:

1) DROP OFF GENTLY USED BOOKS at The Oak Park Public Library, Main Branch. A designated box will be available in the 1st floor Children's Area, Sept. 2 through the 6th. Consider including a thoughtful bookmark from your child(ren).

2) JOIN OUR BAKE SALE! We will host a charitable bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 6, Oak Park Public Library, Scoville Square. Baked goods and sellers of all ages needed! 100% of the donation jar will go to PCC Community Wellness Center in Austin. New Scholastic books cost PCC approx $2-2.80 each. By raising just $250, we will provide 100 NEW BOOKS to the center. 
3) BE A MODEL READER. This is a direct service opportunity for you and your family. Volunteer to read to each other, read to clients, or sit and listen to children read to you in a PCC Community Wellness Center. Nearby locations include Oak Park, Austin, Berwyn and Melrose Park. 
Bilingual? There are two locations that serve a mostly Latino community: PCC Salud (Belmont Craigin) and PCC South (Cicero Berwyn).
 
Contact info@neighborhoodgivingproject.org for more information.

 

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