All Dorchester Sports and Leadership
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ReadBoston/Storytime Crafts Partnership
Founded in 1995, ReadBoston is the City’s only comprehensive early literacy program, reaching Boston’s children at all points in their day, all year long. They provide schools, childcare programs, community-based organizations, and families in low-income and new-immigrant communities with the resources they need to set Boston’s children on the path to reading success.
Storytime Crafts provided ReadBoston with 1,100 books for Boston Public Schools students on March 27 to supplement with food distributions to ensure children have access to reading while they are away from school. The Dimock Center in Dorchester also received books to support families in need. A special thank you to one of our incredible partners Hope & Comfort for providing Boston Public Schools students with essential hygiene products.
ReadBoston/Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA
Meeting the needs of underserved children, 1,100 books - April 6, 2020
Today started with packing 1,100 books for Storytime Crafts COVID-19 “Books with Breakfast” initiative to provide Boston Public Schools families reading support during school closings. A special thank you to Hope & Comfort for providing essential hygiene products and to ReadBoston for your continued dedication and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ReadBoston, Storytime Crafts, First Book - April 16, 2020
Every Friday, amazing volunteer drivers line up along the street at the Red Cross in Boston to safely pick up food, hygiene kits and books to deliver to families in need. Today, volunteers will drop off for 550 families from the King, Haynes, Trotter, Burke HS, Frederick, Dever, and McCormack.
With social distancing our tasks are harder, and require extra steps...our work is more independent, yet we are all dependent on each other. We all have the same goal...to reach families affected by the COVID crisis, give children access to reading, and show the BPS community we care, people care. Storytime Crafts amazing partners make this possible: ReadBoston, Martin Luther King K-8 School, Dorchester, Boston Public Schools, First Book and Hope & Comfort.
Books, baby formula, diapers and masks for BPS families
May 13, 2020
Books for the Richard Murphy School, Dorchester
June 3, 2020
Packed over 600 books for Boston Public Schools families as well as toilet paper, diapers, and gift bags with baby formula, hearts from Catching Joy, Inc. and books from First Book. Masks were donated by Wicked Flannel.
ReadBoston and Storytime Crafts partner for Red Cross distribution - June 12, 2020
Along with groceries, volunteers give out hygiene kits, cloth masks, games and hundreds of books to help keep kids entertained and to promote literacy during this distance-learning period.