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Grand Rapids, MI - "The Box"
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5/15/2007 to 5/19/2007
When: Tuesday - Saturday, May 15 - 19, 2007
Noon on Tuesday through Noon on Saturday
Where: TBA
Contact: Sarah Barton


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Be a part of National AmeriCorps Week
in Grand Rapids
 

The primary focus of this project will be “The Box.”  The Box is an 8x8 structure with a Plexiglas wall that will be located outside a local bookseller.  This box will not only house an individual reading aloud 24 hours a day for 4 days (100 hours), but it will also act as the collection point for book donations.  The books will be donated to after-school programs and local organizations that serve children and families.  AmeriCorps members and community volunteers can sign up for one-hour shifts to read in The Box.  There will be additional activities such as a children’s story hour, visits from local celebrities, and bookshelf construction projects. 

 

Camp Fire USA has also invited AmeriCorps members and volunteers to come in and read to students in their after-school programs (which take place from 3:30 to 5:30, M-F) in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. 
 
Interested?  Click the registration link to be added to the participant list.  More details will be sent to you via e-mail in early May.
 
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