Colorado State University – Pueblo Teacher Group Sponsors 8th Annual Book Drive
PUEBLO – This holiday season, the Colorado State University-Pueblo Teacher Education Association and Teacher Education Program in collaboration with many Pueblo business and community partners are sponsoring the 8th Annual Bring a Kid a Book (BAKAB) book drive through mid-January, 2010.
The 2009 BAKAB goal is to put books into the hands of area school children to improve literacy and to further develop a love of reading. Last year’s drive gathered more than 775 books, which were distributed to school children attending three high needs elementary schools in Pueblo and Pueblo County. The books will go directly to the students attending these schools so that each student will have a book to call his or her own. Books received over the minimum will be given to additional high-need schools or other child-serving organizations in the Pueblo community.
Support for this year’s drive also can be given through book donations as well as purchase of raffle tickets to win various baskets. The proceeds will be used to purchase books for the drive. Follow this link for a sneak preview of baskets, http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/TEP/Pages/BAKAB-BringAKidABook.aspx. Interested individuals can visit the Teacher Education Office in Technology 230 to purchase tickets or donate books. Baskets also will be on display in the Occhiato University Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Sales of tickets will continue through 5 p.m. on Dec. 9 with the drawing on Thursday, Dec 10.
All books will be delivered to the area schools in early spring. Individuals or businesses wanting more information about the program or about other drop off locations may contact the Teacher Education Program at (719) 549-2681.