Volunteers sort through boxes at the CEED Centre on Wednesday as the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows-Katzie Community Literacy Committee received close to 8

Book worms

New books are donated by publishers for children of lower income families as part of First Book Canada.

Volunteers sort through boxes at the CEED Centre on Wednesday as the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows-Katzie Community Literacy Committee received close to 8,000 free children’s books to distribute within the community.

The new books are donated by publishers for children of lower income families who often do not have their own at home, as part of the annual First Book Canada Vancouver distribution. This is the fourth year the local literacy committee is coordinating the book distribution. Recipients will include the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, Fraser Health, Family Education and Support Centre, Community Services, Friends in Need Food Bank, Ridge Meadows Association of Community Living, PLEA and Nurse Family Partnership Program.

 

 

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