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Books4Kids delivers thousands of book bags

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM
From left: Kathy Ann Dear, Teresa McDonagh Mullett and Candis Craig show the ‘Brain Quest Workbook’ to students at Montego Bay Infant School.
Sponsors Elisa Valero, human resources executive director, Grand Palladium Jamaica and Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa, and personal trainer Christopher Clarke handing out books at Sandy Bay Infant School, Hanover.
Charity founder Bob Trotta with a student at Montego Bay Infant School. Trotta continues to fund all the administrative cost and staff of the charitable initiative.
JetBlue airport supervisor Oral Walker and team member Carmelisa Grandison handing out books at St George’s Girls’ School in Kingston.
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Books4Kids Jamaica recently announced that 11,367 kindergarten children at 113 schools across Jamaica received a book bag during its 2016 distribution.

The initiative reached 2,775 more pre-school kindergarten children than last year, adding 23 new schools to this year's distribution list.

Sporting the slogan 'The future is bright, when you can read and write!', each child received a book bag containing a 300-page Brain Quest Workbook, a kindergarten reading book, a pack of crayons and a pencil.

There was record participation in this year's book deliveries, with more than 140 company sponsors and volunteers taking part.