WCIC Book Drive Nets 1,150 Books For First Graders
May 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM (PT)
ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE Christian AC WCIC/PEORIA, IL will distribute 1,150 books for all first graders in PEORIA's District 150 on JUNE 2nd. The station partnered with BARNES AND NOBLE and HOERR'S BEREAN BOOKSTORE to collect books APRIL 21st through MAY 1th.
"We're so excited that every first grader in District 150 will break for the summer with a brand new book to call their very own," says station manager DAVE BROOKS. "First grade marks an important milestone for children's literacy. This makes it so important that each child has access to books."
"The fact that we wrapped up the book drive two weeks early thanks to the generous hearts of our listening family and community is extraordinary," added BROOKS. "We hope these children continue to embrace reading well into their high school years and adulthood."
The station's efforts will be honored at a joint meeting with the District 150 Board of Education and City Council on JUNE 1st.