WYOMING, Mich.—The LEAGUE Michigan is looking for more schools, organizations and businesses to help encourage literacy through a statewide book drive.
“Read n’ Give” is focused on boosting literacy among youth. Schools, organizations and businesses collect K-5 books, which are donated to students involved in literacy programs with Camp Blodgett, The Salvation Army and Schools of Hope, which includes the Grand Rapids, Godfrey-Lee and Godwin Heights school districts. When students are finished with the books, they are encouraged to donate them back into the program the next year, to foster the continuous cycle of giving.
Bridget Knight, who works with The LEAGUE Michigan, says participants in last year’s program collected 65,000 books statewide. More than 39,000 books of those books came from West Michigan. Knight says the goal this year is to collect 70,000 books.