This month, we’re focusing our blog post on Project READ. We’re so thankful to have this program available to families in Itasca County and we want to make sure everyone knows about it!
The mission of Project READ is to put books in the hands of children. They do this through the Bright Red Bookshelves, offering free books at community events, and at area Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) events.
The organization was founded in 1998 in the Greenway School District and has spread throughout Itasca Community to get the community behind the common goal of getting books into the hands of kids so families can read every day.
Donations from community members help Project READ achieve its mission. Donations of gently used books find their way onto the Bright Red Bookshelves and the Traveling Red Bookshelf, where children are invited to take home books to enjoy.
Community members and businesses also support the FRED events. These literacy events invite dads, uncles, grandpas, and other important men in a child’s life for dinner, reading, and educational activities.
We hope to see you at a Project READ event soon! And, as you’re making room for holiday literacy gifts, consider sharing the older ones with Project READ. Learn more on the Community Education website.
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