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.
The link on the graphic will take you to our shopping list for The Colony High School; this selection was curated by TCHS staff and will benefit kids who have recently immigrated or otherwise have been identified as high need.
We will be holding a free book fair for Hedrick Middle School; please click here for their wishlist.
All books can be shipped to:
Christ Child Society of Dallas-Fort Worth
c/o St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
1897 W. Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75067
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for further info or to become a volunteer for any of the above programs.