In 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 email@example.com or 904-342-2267 or use our easy donate button below:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants had been provided by the following organizations in order to fund the Book Bag Project:
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:
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.
Sponsorship by the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida and the state of Florida, Office of Early Learning.