Literacy and Family Engagement
In honor of the National Christ Child Society's National Day of Service Initiative, CCSDFW will be hosting a book drive to collect books for the children of LISD. We are specifically targeting The Colony High School and Hedrick Middle School.
Our goal is simple: brings books and children together, through tutoring, book drives, or any other means possible. Christ Child Society of DFW currently provides readers to Central and Mill Street Elementary Schools via a partnership with Communities in Schools North Texas.
Volunteers can choose from several in-person shifts Monday through Thursday, 8am-1pm, grades 1st through 5th. Shifts are minimally 30 minutes and range from 1:1 reading during recess to classroom help. No special skills required, just patience and a willingness to help a child improve their reading ability.
We partner with various organizations to put on kid-friendly events, including our Books in Bloom event this past March (for photos from event, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/christchildsocietydfw). The goals of these events vary, from promoting literacy to encouraging family togetherness. Volunteers can help plan and implement these events.
FREE BOOK FAIRS
We believe every child should have their own personal library at home! We have started our "Free Book Fair" program to achieve that goal; we were able to offer four FBF's this past summer to the students of Mill Street and Central Elementary Schools. New/gently used books may be donated by emailing email@example.com.
FAMILY VACATION IN A BOX
In partnership with Communities in Schools, we distributed "vacations in a box" this past Summer tovarious families from Central and Mill Street Elementary Schools, and DeLay Middle School. Each box contained a variety of items related to a specific country, including recipes that the family could try out together, reading material, fun facts, games, and more.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further info or to become a volunteer for any of the above programs.