Reading to babies is important—and students from Canon-McMillan High School spent time recently to ensure new moms in the area would have what they need to start story-telling.
Members of the high school’s Love Your Culture Club and the National Honor Society worked together to prepare ”Baby Book Bags” for the Literacy Council of Southwestern PA, which is based in Washington.
The "Baby Book Bag" project features bright yellow totes that are hand-stuffed with children’s books and literature emphasizing the importance of reading to babies from birth.
The totes are distributed by the literacy council to new mothers at Washington Hospital, pre-natal programs in the Mon Valley, and to pediatric practices in Greene County.
The Literacy Council hands out more than 1,800 "Baby Book Bags" every year.
Leatrice Thomas is sponsor of the Love Your Culture Club and Joyce Mason is sponsor for the National Honor Society.