Books bless many

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The goal was 1,000 new books. The order was placed for 2,631. Well done, Michigan Conference!

KATHY PITTENGER
Coordinator Children’s Initiatives, Michigan Conference

Thank you to all who donated books and financial gifts to support childhood literacy advocacy in Michigan. Michigan Deacons, Diaconal Ministers, and Julie Bard sponsored the book collection during the 2018 Michigan Annual Conference in Traverse City. Their goal was to collect money to purchase 1,000 brand new books from Scholastic.

With your support, we met and exceeded that goal with a total of $7,889.11 which equals 2,631 brand new books that have been ordered from Scholastic and sent to 16 churches, schools, and organizations around Michigan to be given away for free.

The books were purchased through the Scholastic Literacy Partnership program. If you would like more information about how to partner with Scholastic to provide affordable brand new books to children in your community, contact Gayle Thompson at gathompson@scholastic.com. You may also contact Rev. Kathy Pittenger at kpittenger@michiganumc.org for more information about Scholastic or starting a partnership with a local school.

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