We are thrilled to announce the national launch of
and our program partner
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue will join us in presenting the healing power of books to military children.
At WT Brown Elementary School in Fayetteville, NC on September 10th at 1 pm, Blue Star Families, along with out program partner K.I.D.S. in Distress will launch the National Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces literacy program for military children. We have reserved approximately 100 seats for Blue Star Families members. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 7th. Please include your name and phone number and note that you are a BSF member. You will receive an email confirmation and your name will be on a list at the door. Priority will be given to event volunteers.
North Carolina’s Governor Beverly Perdue will share a book with the children, and will join us in distributing books to the selected schools. A Nascar driver will also be on hand to bring a smile to our military children.
This event will include the distribution of approximately 4,000 children’s books to all 17 DODEA schools in the state of NC and 20 military impacted public schools in the local area. Children with parents serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard will benefit from this significant donation to their schools and libraries. Base libraries from Camp Lejeune, Pope Air Force Base, and Ft. Bragg will also be included.
The educational impact of library donation is far greater than direct donation of books to children. These books will provide on-going support in the effort to promote literacy in America’s children, and provide the healing power of books to our smallest heroes. We look forward to seeing you!
WT Brown Elementary
Thursday, September 10th at 1pm