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Celebrating literacy and giving back to the community

FALLBROOK – “It helps us become more united as a community.” “Shows my daughter the importance of being a good reader and how helpful being bilingual can be.” “Better educated children build better communities.” “Helps us focus on the love of books and the love of reading.” These were some of sentiments expressed by parents who attended the 12th annual, Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning held on April 16 at Maie Ellis Elementary School.

After months of planning, over 150 students from Fallbrook schools and adults from the community volunteered to conduct the event. Approximately 250 children were given free new and gently used books along with bags printed with “I’m Going To College” donated by the Cesar Chavez Foundation. Approximately 150 parents were given atlases, dictionaries or The Leader in Me books.

The day’s activities for the hundreds of parents and children consisted of recognition of student winners of the essay and art/poetry contests, guest readers reading to small groups of children, parent workshops, crafts faire, games and music and entertainment.

Fallbrook A Leer/Reading is a grassroots effort that showcases what a community can do to serve its residents. All the necessary funds are donated and all the people-power needed to implement the program comes from volunteers.

For more information on how to support the 2017 event, call co-chairs Leticia Maldonado/Stamos at (760) 468-0362 or Maria Gomez at (760) 689-5841.

 

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