UKirk students are collecting new and gently used children's books for all ages up to grade 5. We believe representation matters and that all kids should see themselves in stories, so our sample wish lists intentionally include books that highlight BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and other diverse characters.
10:00 am- 1:00pm
1315 Abbot Road, East Lansing
We are beginning to do our part to address the issue of Book Deserts in the greater Lansing area. Helping children with limited access to books build up their home libraries.
As a Matthew 25 campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA), we are committed to being actively engaged in the world. We believe we are shaped by stories, and it is important that all of God's children see themselves in those stories. Our UKirk students are beginning to raise awareness and address the issue of book deserts here in the greater Lansing area. In Ingham County alone, only 28 percent of homes have more than 100 books. We will be working with our partner church mission partners to distribute books to underserved children in the area on an ongoing basis. Our initial book drive goes through the month of April, but will continue on after that. If you have questions or would like to connect with this project please email firstname.lastname@example.org.