This month, the Outreach Cluster is collecting new and gently used books for two wonderful programs: Wellroot Family Services’ Summer Lunches & Learning program and the Craddock Center Story Express Mobile Library.  


Wellroot Family Services’ Summer Lunches & Learning 

This program supports the children, youth, and families Wellroot serves during the school summer break. Wellroot currently has six families with a total of nine children in this program.  The kids' ages range from 2 yrs-17 yrs old.


Craddock Center's Story Express Mobile Library

The Craddock Center provides educational and cultural enhancement programs to children, families, and communities in Southern Appalachia.  English and Spanish books are welcome for these school age kids.


Children thrive in homes where there are lots of books and are more likely to maintain their grade-level reading over the summer. Mt Zion's partnership helps ensure all of the Wellroot families and the families in the Southern Appalachia communities have a plentiful number of books for their children and youth to enjoy!  


Collection bins are by the lobby elevator and in the drive-through circle.  We’ll be collecting the books from June 1-30.  We’d love for you to join us in helping us promote summer reading.

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Call to action! Help us brighten the day of 100 kids receiving MUST Summer Lunches by including a fun outdoor activity kit! Now thru June 20 please bring any of these items and drop them in the bin at the Children’s Welcome Desk: 

  • Jump Ropes

  • Beach Balls (in package)

  • Outdoor Chalk

  • Bubbles

  • Squirt Guns

  • Small Frisbees