MPD to help Next Door promote children’s literacy through the “Stuff The Squad” Book Drive March 1 – 31March 22, 2012 // 0 Comments
Officers from Milwaukee Police Department’s District Three are teaming up with Wendy’s Restaurants and African World Festival for the “Stuff The Squad” Book Drive to benefit Next Door Foundation’s Books for Kids Program.
Community Liaison Officer Charlotte Brown visits to read to students in Next Door’s Read with Me Program. “I love reading to the students at Next Door. I believe what Dr. King says is true, whatever affects one directly, affects all of us indirectly and helping to promote children’s literacy is vital to the stabilization of the children and families living in the Metcalfe Park Neighborhood,” said Officer Brown, a 10-year veteran of the department.
Next Door’s Books for Kids program is in need of gently used or new books; specifically infant board books, picture books and multi-cultural children’s books representing African American, Hispanic and Asian families.
Pam Edyburn, Books for Kids Program Coordinator states: “We would like to see more books representing African American, Hispanic and Asian/Hmong cultures. This gives Next Door an opportunity to promote family literacy to all of the cultures we serve in the community.”
Wendy’s Restaurants will provide a free junior frosty from 10 am to 3 pm for book donations collected at any of the nine participating Wendy’s Restaurant locations: (3050 S. Chase Ave, 633 W Capitol Drive, 627 E Capitol Drive, 2725 W Capitol Drive, 6225 W Capitol Drive, 4601 W North Ave, 2310 S. 43rd Street, 11201 W Silver Spring Drive and 8331 W Brown Deer Road).
Books can also be collected at the African World Festival Offices from 9 am to 7 pm (275 West Wisconsin Ave) and District Three Police Station (2333 North 49th Street).
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