Renowned American aphorist Mason Cooley once said, “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still ebbing and flowing across the region, reading has been a welcomed escape for children across East Boston unable to attend school or summer camps and forced to stay where they are.
Luckily, there will be no shortage of summer reading material to pass the time thanks to a generous donations of children’s books from JetBlue to the BCYF Paris Street Community Center.
The Paris Street Community Center received a large donation of children’s books from the JetBlue Soar with Reading Initiative.
Along with its youth summer meals, books will be distributed to families throughout the month of August from 9 am-2 pm at the Paris Street Community Center. Residents can stop by the 12 Paris Street site and grab some books for the family.
“I want to thank you to JetBlue for their amazing book donation to the East Boston community,” said Paris Street Director Nicole DaSilva.
JetBlue Soar with Reading Initiative remains committed to helping kids’ imaginations take flight. As most school districts across the U.S. are closed because of the COVID pandemic, many organizations are offering free at home resources to assist with virtual learning.