In recognition of National Reading Month during March, the Bethlehem School and Outreach Committee at St. Paul's have teamed up to collect donations of new and gently used children's books to be donated to families served by Mission of Deeds in Reading, MA. If enough donations are received, other organizations that provide materials for children may be included.
Here's how you can help:
Between now and March 31, bring new or good-condition children's books (for infants to age 12) to St. Paul's and put them either in the Great Room or in the box at the Bethlehem School entrance. Books reflecting the diversity of clients receiving support from Mission of Deeds are most appreciated.
If you need book ideas, here's a list of recommended titles (and authors):
Whoever You Are (Mem Fox)
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (Mem Fox)
I am Love (Susan Verde)
I am Peace (Susan Verde)
I am Human (Susan Verde)
I am Yoga (Susan Verde)
Peace Rose (Alicia Jewell)
Stick and Stone (Beth Ferry)
The Crayon Box that Talked (Shane Derolf)
Same, Same but Different (Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw)
Flower Garden (Eve Bunting)
Eyes That Speak to the Stars (Joanna Ho)
Leo Learns About Kindness (Anthony Domenic Lalicata)
The Lion and the Mouse (Gerald Rose and Jerry Pinkney)
About Mission of Deeds:
For almost three decades, working through referring organizations, Mission of Deeds has assisted individuals and families in need, living in Middlesex and Essex Counties as well as the communities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. Clients come to Mission of Deeds after experiencing homelessness or other great need, for help in transforming their apartment from housing into a home. The organization provides beds, household linens, kitchen essentials, and other household items.
Thank you for supporting this effort!