For the third year in a row, FreightCenter has sponsored the Books4Kids Jamaica program – a program whose primary mission is to help increase literacy and promote a positive educational experience to 4-year-old and 5-year-old kindergarten children in pre-schools across Jamaica. This is done by providing them with the necessary resources for success such as books and early educational materials.
Books4Kids Jamaica believes in fostering the self-esteem of young children that grow up in challenging circumstances and environments by introducing them to positive role models in the community and providing them with practical resources to continue their academic success.
This past year, Books4Kids delivered book bags to 11,367 children at 113 different schools across Jamaica.
Those who wish to donate can go to www.books4kidsjamaica.com/Donate and fill out the form. A $15 donation ensures a child is provided with a fully stocked book bag for the school year. The contents include a 300-page workbook, 1-2 reading books, 1 pack of crayons and 1 pencil, a retail value of $35 US dollars, for only $15.
“The future is bright when you can read and write!”