One of BMA’s community partner’s, Reach Out and Read Kansas City (RORKC), needs our help! On March 23rd, RORKC will sort and label approximately 7,000 books! About 40 volunteers are needed from 9a-Noon at the RORKC office (Support Services Bldg, 2100 W. 36th Ave, KC, KS - on the KU med campus, but easy parking). Do to the nature of the work that we will be completing, this event is for adults and there is no childcare for this event. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP by Wednesday, March 20.
How would it feel to grow up not enjoying a bed time story? In Kansas City's lowest income neighborhoods, research estimates only one book is owned in the home per 300 children. Reach Out and Read Kansas City helps bridge this gap so that all children in the Kansas City area have a book to call their own.
Each year, Reach Out and Read Kansas City provides nearly 84,000 new, culturally, and developmentally appropriate books to 30,000 low income children, birth to age 5, during well-child visits at partner clinic sites, building a 15-book library for each child before he or she enters kindergarten.