Junior Board of FSW Hosting “Spring Into Books” Book Drive to Promote Family Literacy

5/10/2013

Port Chester, NY – Family Services of Westchester (FSW)’s Junior Board is conducting a county-wide book drive, “Spring Into Books” through May 31, 2013 to benefit the organization’s Head Start program. They are seeking new and gently used children’s books. Spanish language book donations are a plus.

FSW’s Head Start is part of a federal program that was created in 1965 to increase the school readiness of young children in low-income families up to age 5. Both Early Head Start and Head Start are designed to give young children a “head start” on education, while supporting parents in their role as the primary influence in their children’s education and development.

Books can be dropped off at one of the following locations:

  • White Plains Office
    One Summit Ave
    White Plains, NY 10606
  • Port Chester Office
    Attn: Head Start
    One Gateway Plaza, 4th Floor
    Port Chester, NY 10573
  • Bronxville Women’s Club
    135 Midland Ave
    Bronxville, NY 10708

As a group of young professionals and community-minded individuals, the Junior Board feels a special connection to the young families served by FSW’s Head Start program in White Plains,” stated Leslie Chang, Chair of the Junior Board.  “We hope that our book drive brings books to many homes while also promoting awareness about the importance of engaging young readers.”

For more information, please contact Gerry Goldberg at ggoldberg@fsw.org or 914-305-6834.

About the Junior Board of Family Services of Westchester

The Junior Board of Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is comprised of volunteers who support the Board of Directors and promote the mission of FSW through educational, fundraising and service initiatives. As a group of motivated, community minded, and philanthropic young professionals, the Junior Board helps to raise FSW’s visibility as well as identify and connect resources to the organization. FSW was founded in 1954 and runs more than 50 social service and mental health programs for all ages, including Head Start, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Adult and Youth Residences and AmeriCorps. Visit www.fsw.org for more information.