Book Bag Project

Midway learning Center-Putnam CountyIn 2014, more than 1200 local three-year-old children in Putnam and St. Johns received a bag filled with one dozen books. Childcare classrooms were visited by Dora the Explorer and a special story time was presented. We proudly reached our goal of 1600 books to our children in six counties.

This year, ELC hopes to reach their goal of 2,000 books and could use your help.

To donate to the Book Bag Project, contact Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Coordinator at jwhitson@elcnorthflorida.org or 904-342-2267 or use our easy donate button below:

 Click  here to read St. Augustine Record’s full article concerning our Book Bag Project.

You can either safely use Paypal or through credit card or bank account (where available) after you click the link above to donate. Credit card option is toward the bottom of the page. Thank you!

If you prefer to make a check, please send to:  Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, 2450 Old Moultrie Rd. # 103 St. Augustine, FL 32086.

NEW BOOKS ARE NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING ELC EARLY LITERACY PROGRAMS:

  • THREE (3) YEAR OLD BOOK BAG PROJECT
  • EARLY LITERACY EVENT GIVE AWAYS
  • PARENT WORKSHOPS

GENTLY USED BOOKS CAN BE DONATED AND WILL BE USED FOR:

  • TAKE HOME LITERACY KITS AT CHILD CARE CENTERS
  • ELC READING PALS PROGRAM

DROP OFF BOOKS AT ANY OF OUR THREE (3) OFFICES:

ADMINISTRATIVE: 2450 Old Moultrie Rd, Suite 103, ST. Augustine, FL 32086

SATELLITE: 3841 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177

SATELLITE: 1845 Town Center Blvd. Suite 150, Orange Park, FL 32003

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

CONTACT Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Coordinator at 904-342-2267 OR jwhitson@elcnorthflorida.org.

Grants had been provided by the following organizations in order to fund the Book Bag Project:

Target logoTD BankFlorida Blue Foundation

St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club

Palatka Sunrise Rotary Club

Palatka Kiwanis Club

St. Augustine Kiwanis Club

RSVP of St. Johns County

North East Florida Association of School Psychologists

Dr. Bert Tavery, DDS

 PAST BOOK BAG PROJECT PHOTOS: 

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1,000 bags were distributed to local three-year-old children in 2012

2012Members from the Kiwanis Club of St. Augustine and Palatka, the Sunrise Rotary Club in Palatka and ELC volunteers put the bags together and distributed them.

Happy Bookers club

The Happy Bookers club donates their time to collectively assemble more than 100 book bags.

 

Sponsorship by the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida and the state of Florida, Office of Early Learning.

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