A joint effort between the local Daughters of the American Revolution and The Family Resource Centers of Grayson County will soon be ensuring that every elementary student in Grayson County will own their very own book.
Pat Boone, DAR Education Chairperson, said that many of the 2,000 kindergarten through fifth-graders in our area have never owned a book, and the groups hope to work together to change that.
“It’s our goal to make certain that every child in Grayson County has at least one book to call their own,” a recent DAR press release read.
To make this happen, the group will be accepting age-appropriate book donations beginning Saturday, June 21 at the program’s kick-off event, and will continue bringing in books through December 1.
Donated books need not be new, but should be clean and in good condition if they are used.
Individuals, service groups, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to bring books by the designated pick-up location, Agency 1 Realty at 715 Mill Street in Leitchfield between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday.
“Drive by on Saturday and someone will be there to take your books and hand you a glass of lemonade,” the release explained.
Along with DAR members and FRC employees, United Way volunteers will be chipping in at the event as part of their annual “Day of Action,” which was created to “create lasting change in Education, Financial Stability, and Health.”
For additional information about this program, contact Boone at 270-230-6611.
To volunteer as part of the United Way initiative, contact the organization at 270-737-6608.