Thursday, February 5, 2015

For the Love of Literacy Book Drive!


Official Press Release

C-Fund Seeks Support For Literacy Event At Loutit District Library

The Joyful Noise C-Fund is seeking make-believe fairytales and real life heroes.

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan (February 2nd, 2015)-Joyful Noise Christian Childcare’s C-Fund, which benefits young children and families in Ottawa County, is seeking new books to be donated for an upcoming and free “For the Love of Literacy” event in March. The book fair, which will offer books to undeserved children from infancy up through eight years of age, will also provide families with a free pizza dinner from Domino’s of Grand Haven and access to services such as consultation with speech therapists and early childhood professionals, among other activities. Individuals who are interested in supporting the event are encouraged to donate new, age-appropriate books to Joyful Noise, located in Grand Haven’s First Presbyterian Church at 508 Franklin St, where a drop-box for the event can be found. Donations are also accepted through the C-Fund’s website.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Loutit District Library for the event,” said Chantal McDaniel, public relations counsel for Joyful Noise and the C-fund. “They are providing the event location, but there is still a great need for book donations to be made. We want to be sure that we have plenty of books to give to all the children who come for the event, and we need the community’s help.”

Literacy and the development of reading skills begin at birth. For some families who struggle with financial burden, it can be difficult to gain access to quality reading materials for children. Parents who have difficulty with literacy themselves may find reading to their children a daunting task. The first step to developing a love for reading is access to books. The C-Fund’s book fair will not only provide children and families with reading material but also encourage a relationship with Loutit District Library, where a variety of great books are available for families to borrow for free. It is the first of a series of “For the Love of Literacy” events that the C-Fund has planned for the future. With the help of the Mary Anne Sherwood Families and Children Field of Interest Fund and the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation,  the Joyful Noise C-Fund plans to offer many more services to children and families in need, including free music classes and support for parents.

WHAT TO DONATE: New, appropriate books for children ages infant through 8 years.

WHERE TO DONATE: First Presbyterian Church (Joyful Noise Christian Childcare)
508 Franklin St., Grand Haven, MI 49417

QUESTIONS? Email or call (616) 847-6600