The reason we give out school supplies is so children have the necessary items for success. We feed their bodies with Blessing Bags. The school supply bags allow us to feed their minds.
I want children to have books that are on their level and about topics that interest them. I was an avid reader growing up. I enjoyed books like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Noisy Nora, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Poky Little Puppy as a youngster. As I grew up I enjoyed The Sweet Pickles series, Beezus and Ramona, and Baby-Sitters Club books. As a teen I enjoyed Robin Jones Gunn, Brenda Wilbee.
As a teacher, I know how important it is for a child to literate. I want to instill in children the love of reading to help them succeed in the future. I want children to discover Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, Rick Riordan, Beverly Cleary, and Karen Kingsbury.
How can you help?
You can purchase books or donate money. Leanna's Bookstore in the Shenango Valley Mall offers great deals on books. It is a locally owned small business that makes literature affordable.