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Celebrating 20 Years!

The HV MLK Day Committee will be celebrating its 20th anniversary by giving young people greater access to reading material through our new initiative - the HV MLK Day Children's Book Mission. 

​We at HV MLK Day believe that in order for young people to learn to advocate for themselves and for their communities (just as we do) they must first gain literacy skills through repeated exposure to high-interest reading material.  The more a child reads and learns about the world, the more likely that child is to recognize the power of literacy skills and become an advocate for the betterment of their community.

There are few methods more effective to promote intense, critical thinking than reading books and Dr. King himself said, "“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.” We at HV MLK Day feel there is no better way to celebrate 20 years of giving to our communities than through moving to a grassroot level; helping children learn.

How the HV MLK Day Children's Book Mission Works:

  • The HV MLK Day Children's Book Mission will reach children through contact with teachers, who wish to build classroom libraries, in Michigan's lowest funded school districts.

  • Our volunteers will work with these teachers to create wish lists of book titles that meet the needs of their students. The wish lists will then be publish for you, our dedicated supporters, to then select and donate whichever books you wish.

  • Your donation will go directly to the selected classroom teacher. 

  • For those who wish to make a monetary donation, the HV MLK Day Committee will purchase books, on your behalf, to fulfill a teacher's wish list.  

Please join us in our celebration of 20 years by supporting our efforts in helping schools help children. This is a great opportunity "to give" as we all can so easily make a meaningful difference in the life of a child by just one book. 

We can do this! We can't wait to see the difference our donors and supporters will make in a child's life.

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