Wellroot Summer Read & Feed Book Collection

by Ellen Bulterman

This month, the Outreach Cluster is collecting new and gently used books for Wellroot Family Services’ Summer Read & Feed program.  This program provides books and summer lunches to the children in their Family Housing Program & and kinship foster families throughout the summer. Wellroot currently has six families with a total of eight children in this program.  The kids' ages range from 3 yrs-10 yrs old.


Children without a summer reading routine can lose one to three months of the reading skills they spent the previous school year building.  The loss is a long-term, cumulative loss – once students lose reading ability over the summer, they rarely catch back up.


Collection bins are in the drive-through circle.  We’ll be collecting the books from June 1-21.  We’d love for you to join us in helping us promote summer reading.

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