Children’s Book Donations Needed
UPC has invited Book Harvest to participate in Vacation Bible School again this summer. Book Harvest is an organization that provides books to children in central North Carolina and engages families and communities to promote children’s lifelong literacy and academic success. Having plenty of books at home helps children start kindergarten ready to learn, combat summer learning loss once they are in school, and identify as readers.
Book Harvest believes that books are a vital tool to help ALL children succeed in school and in life. Their vision is of a community where every child, regardless of family income, is growing up in a home rich with books. The children who attend VBS will be learning ways that they can make a difference in the lives of others. With this in mind, they will be encouraged to bring books to donate to the wonderful Book Harvest program. We will be keeping track of the number of books the children bring in order to give them a visual gauge of the degree to which the children are making a difference. The more books they bring, the bigger the difference. Might you consider donating new or slightly used children’s books so we can boost the number?
We are collecting the books in colorful boxes located in the Parlor and inside the Henderson Street entrance. Please sort through your used books or buy a couple of new ones to donate. You will empower the children of UPC and help other children in our community at the same time!