Minority Health Coalition provides titles for all agesPublished 9:00am Monday, September 28, 2009
The “Don’t Smoke, Read” health and book fair sponsored by the St. Joseph County Minority Health Coalition of South Bend, Ind., offered different types of books free to anyone donating a non-perishable food item on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 3-6 p.m.
More than 500 books were donated to Dowagiac Union High School students.
Several high school teachers heard about the fair on WNDU Channel 16 news.
DUHS Spanish teacher Alicia Flores went to the Charles Martin Youth Center to obtain some books.
Karl Nichols, of the Minority Health Coalition, asked Mrs. Flores what organization she represented.
Upon hearing she was a DUHS teacher, he said, “These need to be in the hands of kids. How many books would you like?”
Mrs. Flores and her colleagues are happy to be providing elementary, middle and high school students and are grateful to the St. Joseph County Minority Health Coalition for providing high-interest books and promoting the importance of reading for people of all ages.