New Nonprofit Donates Books To Charlevoix Students To Read During Break – 9 & 10 News – 9&10 News
The new nonprofit organization Books and Breaks will give pre-K through sixth grade students at Charlevoix Schools three brand new books each for winter break.
The Bridge Street Taproom in Charlevoix made a $6,500 donation which was matched by 50 percent from Usborne Books and More. Books and Breaks hopes this will have kids keep up with the their reading throughout the break. “We want to encourage reading over the breaks and what I call the summer slide,” said Bethany Cooper, organizer of Books and Breaks. “We don’t want to see that happen. There’s a little one that happens over Christmas too.”
Madison Hagen, who works at Bridge Street Taproom said it feels great giving back to the community and making sure students have what they need. “Growing up in Charlevoix you know it’s just a community that cares about each other,” she said. “Everybody wants to contribute and make the community better. Being apart of the other end, the giving end, is kind of full circle for me.”
This is just the beginning for Books and Breaks as they look to expand the program and do the same thing for the summer. “Come summertime, we are looking to get a lot more of the local schools involved,” said Cooper. “So right now there’s Charlevoix. We’d love to get Boyne city, we’d love to get East Jordan, Ellsworth. We’d love to get all these people involved.”
The books have been sorted, packed up, and will be delivered to Charlevoix Schools on Monday.
Anyone interested about learning more or making donations can email Books and Breaks at [email protected]