Baldwin Elementary students receive book donations

PoWeR! Book Bags recently hosted its School Vacation Literacy Give-Aways for students to take home books and grow their libraries as they depart for winter vacation.

Between two giveaways before fall and winter break, students at Baldwin Elementary received a total of one literacy bag and a choice of three free books to take home and keep, to enjoy over and over again! In addition to the books, each student received create-your-own-story booklets, promoting literacy for all children.

“Our wish is for all of the children in these schools to have the materials at home to practice reading and writing. We want
children to experience the joy that literacy can bring to their lives,” said Kara Gregory, the executive director of PoWeR! Book Bags.

Founded in 2016, PoWeR! Book Bags is a grassroots nonprofit organization that distributes literacy materials to underserved children in northwest lower Michigan.

Their mission is to increase children’s experiences with language, literacy, and human interactions so that they can better understand themselves, communicate with others, and connect with the world. Since their inception, they have distributed over 235,000 new books and more than 60,000 bags of literacy materials to thousands of children in Michigan.

The work of PoWeR! Book Bags is a true community effort in Lake County, thanks to the support of Lake Area Community Foundation, teachers and staff at Baldwin Elementary, ITC, Meijer Corporation, community donors, and PoWeR! Book Bags volunteers.

PoWeR! Book Bags appreciates the collaboration of all its partners in bringing additional literacy materials into children’s lives.