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Drop In: MLK Day Book Drive & Bookmarks

Children’s literature is used to help teach children to read, write, and understand their world. Children who are strong and voracious readers tend to do better in school and their language skills help with other areas of their lives like self-expression and understanding more complex topics. In honor and recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month, we are working with the Children's Museum of Richmond and Chamberlayne and Laburnum Elementary Schools to coordinate an education-focused project. Volunteers will be helping promote literacy by donating new or gently-loved books appropriate for Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth graders and creating MLK-inspired bookmarks for the youth at both schools.

This project is Drop In, Drop Out and designed specifically to engage youth and their families. Volunteers can come at any time during the 10am-12pm window and are expected to work for no more than 30 minutes. This project allows those who cannot commit to a full project a chance to serve (and it wouldn't work if everyone stayed the entire time anyway!)

Volunteers will:
• bring in new or gently used children's books appropriate for Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth grades
• decorate at least 2 Martin Luther King inspired bookmarks--one for themselves, and one to be given to a child at Chamberlayne or Laburnum Elementary School 

All volunteers who plan to attend must be registered. This includes youth.
If the post indicates adults must be present, youth and adults must register using the team functionality. To learn more about our team functionality, please view our Volunteer with a Group page.

If allowed on the project, any youth volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a parent-signed youth waiver to the project.
The waiver can be found after sign up on the confirmation page or by visiting our Volunteer with Youth page.

Registration for this project will close 12 hours in advance.
The opportunity date and time you are looking for is no longer available.
Children & Youth Education, Schools
Families, Low-income communities, Visitors & Travelers
Other,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:13+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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