Page Created By: Taylor, Melanie, Brooke, Kailey, Alexis, Imani, Emma, Alayna
Low Income Families’ Needs
Kids in low income families may only have one book in their hands, while kids with normal income may have more than 13 books for every 300 children. So we came up with a plan to help kids get books, to collect books and donate to shelters, hospitals,etc.
In order to vote for the places we had to learn about the places we voted about in order to see if it was the best choice. We searched many places. A few of them are York Literacy Council, The Lehman Center and The York Rescue Mission. These are just 3 of the places that were asking for books. There were a lot more places to research.
Here is how we voted on which place to donate to. The first thing we did was have a QR code scavenger hunt to see information about that place. Then Mrs. Hartman made a Google Form that she shared with us through a QR code so we could vote on what places and what kind of places we want to donate to. The last thing we did was looked at the results and saw what places got voted the highest and that was going to be the place or places we would donate to.
The first place we donated books to is Mrs. Long's Little Free Library. Emma, Imani, and me choose books for this nice women named Mrs.Long she came to our classroom to talk about her Little Free Library. She showed us a whole lot of pictures. Her Little Free Library was kind of empty so we decided to donate books to Mrs.Long. We decide to donate a foot long of books to Mrs. Long for her Little Free Library.
We are also going to donate books to the Central York Bookmobile and a whole lot of other places with book shelves just waiting to be filled. We will be happy to help these places to up their businesses and shelters to get kids their happiness back. We will also be donating to other places soon.
We are donating books to places that don’t really have a lot of books like schools hospitals dentist doctors homeless shelters. Just imagine a little kid coming to preschool and is excited about reading a lot of books but then they realize that they don’t have enough books to go around in their classroom. How would you feel if you really love books but then you can not read because you realize that you don’t have any books? That's why we wanted to donate books to put a smile on a kid's face.
United Way of York
The United Way is a place where you can go to get some food and learn to read. The United Way needed more books. The United Way sent two people from their organization to collect the books and tell the class a little bit about how The United Way works. They told us a lot of good info. When they saw how many books they were getting, it was a big WOW and smile. We gave them over 300 BOOKS! That's a lot of reading, don't you think? Overall, I learned a lot from The United Way and hope those books will help kids learn.
York Rescue Mission
The York Rescue Mission came into our classroom and talked to us about what they do. They told us that if people that come to the York Rescue Mission that don't know how to speak English and they speak a different language they teach them how to read so they will learn how to speak English. Then they told us about how they get books for people that go to The York Rescue Mission for them to read books. They also help children with reading too. The York Rescue Mission came In to get more books and when they were done telling us about what they do at the York Rescue Mission we asked questions.
The Lehman Center
An employee from the Lehman Center came in and told us about what they do. One thing that they do is help parents out with kids under the age of six. They help the parents out by taking care of them for a few days so the parents can have a little break. Another thing they have is counseling for parent and kid to work out there problem that they have at home, at school, or at work. They also watch kid when the parent or kid is in counseling. For all the hard work that we did the employee gave the class books, bookmarks, and information brochures.
York Literacy Council
There was a women who came in to our class and explained what she does at the York Literacy Council. She collects books for adults that don't know how to read and has dyslexia which that they write backwards and see backwards. She bought in stories about people's lives and one of the stories was this women had a bad life and she went to the York Literacy Council and got her high school diploma and her life was better. She bought in bookmarks for us.
Bell Socialization Shelter
We also donated books to the Bell Socialization Shelter on East Market Street in York. Students had the opportunity to visit in the evening if they were able and meet the residents to give the books to them directly.