New Democratic Club Gives Children The Gift Of Reading
In an effort to inspire parents to buy their children the gift of education through books, the New Progressive Democratic Club kicked off its presence in the Rockaways on Tuesday with the distribution of more than 400 books to daycare centers and organizations throughout the peninsula.
“We’re hearing a lot, whenever we go into schools, that children aren’t being prepared … they’re not reading on grade level,” said Donovan Richards, the president of the New Progressive Democratic Club and the chief of staff for Councilman James Sanders Jr., who sponsored the event.
The community donated approximately 400 books.
Sheldon R. Weaver Day Care Center, Lucille Rose Day Care Center, Blanche Day Care Center, Hammels Day Care Center, Tran-sitional Services of the Rockaways and Rockaway Headstart will all receive books.