Give the Gift of Reading This Season
Please make your donation to the Elementary School Project now to help keep the holiday book program at Jones Elementary a wonderful Greensboro Bar Association tradition.
With the support of member donations, the Elementary School Project committee will purchase books for all 198 of the K-5 children in the Neighborhood Leadership Program (non-Spanish immersion) at Jones Elementary School. We invite you to help wrap them in bright, colorful paper at our Annual Holiday Party and deliver the books to the children on Tuesday, December 20th at 8:30 a.m.
As anyone who has participated in delivering the books knows, the children will be beyond delighted and thrilled to receive a gift. And while most of the kids tear the paper off with glee, a few children decide not to open their books immediately, instead taking them home, still wrapped, because they don’t know if they’ll have any other gifts to open on Christmas Day.
We will purchase the books from the Scholastic Book Fair at Jones Elementary, which serves as a school fundraiser. This allows the GBA to participate in the school’s fundraising efforts and to provide books to the students.
Thanks to the generosity of our members, this program has endured as a great success throughout the years. Now that the “Season of Giving” is upon us, the time has come to ask for your continued support. Donations are tax-deductible. Donation receipts will be sent to each donor.
Please make checks payable to the Greensboro Bar Association Foundation, with “Elementary School Project” in the memo line. We are accepting checks by mail or in person from now until the Holiday Party.
If you would like to volunteer to help deliver the books to the children on Tuesday, December 20, please contact one of the Elementary School Project co-chairs: Erin Reis, at [email protected], or Adam Kerr, at [email protected].
Thank you in advance for your continuing support – the children and teachers at Jones thank you too!
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