Thank you to all who donated books for our Wildcats for Literacy used book drive. Members of the cross country team delivered the books to Allendale Elementary School on December 20. Our volunteers ate dinner with the children, read to them, and played a fun game of Holiday Bingo. At the end of the evening, each child at Allendale went home with numerous used books and one brand new book. Cross Country’s book drive collected almost 1,000 used books, and the program donated 278 new books.
The Wildcats for Literacy also collected $600 to help the teachers at Allendale purchase books through First Book for a pilot literacy program they are using this school year. If you would like to donate funds for this program, you can put your donation in an envelope and place it in the cross country mailbox in the main office at Arvada West. We accept cash or checks made payable to First Book. First Book has been awarded four stars – the highest possible rating – by Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier charity evaluator. First Book is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – all donations to First Book through our Wildcats for Literacy program are tax-deductible.
If you have questions regarding Wildcats for Literacy, please contact Della Moore at Della.Moore@jeffco.k12.co.us.
Thank you to the Cross Country team for helping combat illiteracy in our community!