Where do you get the best books for kids? From kids!
In honor of March is Reading Month, Bach Elementary School ran a school-wide book drive for RX for Reading Detroit. They set an ambitious goal: collect 1,000 books in one month, enough to create an RX for Reading Clinic Library and sustain it for one year.
Bach met that goal…and quadrupled it! The kids, families, and teachers at Bach collected 4,033 books, enough to establish THREE RX for Reading Clinic Libraries. With their hard work and generosity, RX for Reading was able to build libraries at the new Children’s Health Center in Midtown, the ACC Behavioral Health Clinic on Seven Mile, and the ACC Behavioral Health and Primary Care Clinic in Dearborn.
Special thanks to Elameno-Peace for their help organizing the book drive, the Bach Elementary 4th Grade Service Squad for their hard work collecting and sorting the books, and the Bach Elementary PTO for their support. Elameno-Peace sponsored prizes for the three classrooms that collected the most books, and supporters of Bach and RX for Reading sponsored a $100 prize if Bach met its overall goal. The RX for Reading Prize will be used to purchase books with characters from diverse backgrounds for the Bach Elementary Library.
This is what kids can accomplish when they work together to make a difference. THANK YOU, BACH!