Thursday, January 24, 2013

Chinle Head Start Building Destroyed by Fire

Reader to Reader has launched a supply drive to help replenish materials lost in a January 3rd fire that consumed the Navajo Head Start's Chinle Agency warehouse on the Navajo Nation in Chinle, Arizona.

It is still being determined whether the fire was the result of arson.

The Navajo Head Start Program, Chinle Agency, has a broad has an important role across the 27,000 square-mile Navajo nation. It is funded to serve 883 Home Based Programs with an enrollment of 228 children and 33 classrooms serving 655 children. These programs are operated in 17 Navajo Nation Chapter communities.

Reader to Reader is sending hundreds of books and is also collecting the following school supplies:

-New children’s books for pre-K ages
-Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils
-Pencil Sharpeners
-Construction Paper
-Pipe cleaners
-Glue sticks
-Popsicle sticks
-Cotton balls
-Googly eyes

Anyone that would like to contribute supplies can send them to:

Head Start Supply Drive
c/o Reader to Reader
Cadigan Center
38 Woodside Ave.
Amherst, MA 01002

Please help!

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