This fall, the WNBA-NYC Chapter will partner with Kids Research Center, a non-profit focused on children’s literacy, to collect new and gently-used books for children.
Kids Research Center (KRC) was founded by WNBA member, Marlene Veloso, and provides free literacy programs to children and families living in low-income neighborhoods. To date, KRC has collected more than 12,000 books for children; built 6 colorful reading rooms; and held countless literacy workshops throughout the NY-Metro area.
Last year, the WNBA-NYC Chapter collected 560 books for Kids Research Center. All of the books went towards building a brand-new reading room at the Campos Plaza Community Center in New York City. Take a look at the finished product:
This year’s book drive will run from September to December. We are asking all members to bring a book donation to any event this fall. A book collection table will be set-up at each event for members to drop off books.
KRC collects books for children ages 3-15. They collect picture books, early readers, chapter books, and middle grade books. Books collected during the WNBA Book Drive will go to a brand-new reading room, scheduled for a spring 2015 opening.
Thank you in advance for your support!