Smart Start update

Greetings Loyal Readers!

Wanted to keep you all updated with the success of our recent book drive that we wrote about last week. (Missed that post? Check it out here!)

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This is how the book shelves at cmc-northpark looked before the book drive. .. only a handful of books to be shared among literally hundreds of kids that visit the clinic every month.

This is how the book shelves at cmc-northpark looked before the book drive. .. only a handful of books to be shared among literally hundreds of kids that visit the clinic every month.

This past week, we have had collection boxes placed in various facilities around Harrisburg, NC. We have solicited donations from family and friends, and placed ads on our local Facebook community sites asking for donations of new/gently used children's books. Believe me when I tell you that there's always a need for books donations in every community.  The clinic's shelves were almost empty and ready for books! 

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I am so happy to say that in one short week, we were able to collect 647 books, and educational materials to provide to CMC-Northpark as part of the Smart Start- Reach out and Read program!

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we delivered these books yesterday and were able so see big smiles of some kids that were able to take books home.  Talk about something satisfying!!!

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These books will be given directly to children of low income families in an effort to promote reading literacy early on, not only enhancing skills and building confidence, but fostering a love and passion for reading. (Ahhh my heart just melts at the thought of budding bookworms cracking open their books and diving into a wonderful fictional world!) Without the help of the community, many of these children would not have access to books, especially in the summer as many lack transportation to local libraries or funds to purchase books. 

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We are so thrilled to have been asked to host this bookdrive, and are hoping to make it an annual event!

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Before and after! 

Before and after! 

Especial thanks to Ms. Lauren and Dance Fusion of Harrisburg for your amazing support! and thank you again everyone who was able to donate!

XOXO, 

Coco & Mia

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