Books and Backpacks to Benefit Vista Maria

Before long, the 2017-2018 academic year will kick off, and Vista Maria youth will be hard at work in the classroom. Vista Maria recognizes that education is power, so this summer our Books & Backpacks drive will collect books, backpacks and various school supplies for children in our programs. Ultimately, for those who don’t have the resources to buy essential supplies, Books & Backpacks will provide the tools they need to be successful in the classroom—and hopefully for the rest of their lives.
All sponsorship and tickets sold help local at-risk youth to receive the programming, care, and treatment they need to succeed academically– and hopefully the rest of their lives. Your support of the academic advancement of our youth is truly valuable.
All guests are encouraged to bring new books or backpacks to the event!
Guidelines for Books:
1. All books must be paperback – no hard covered books can be accepted
2. Books for children ages 0-10 can target both boys and girls
3. Books for teens ages 11-24 should target girls/young women
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Click here for the Amazon wish list for Vista Maria residents.

Books That Don’t Work: The classics, Romance novelists like Danielle Steele or Norah Roberts, Mystery writers like John Grisham, Serious adult novels, “Suburban” themed series like Shopaholics or Gossip Girls, Books about organizational leadership, etc.
Guidelines for Backpacks:
All backpacks should be for children (boys and girls) ages 5-21
*Largest area of need is for girls ages 11-18
Suggested School Supplies: Blue or Black Pens, Notebooks (No Wire Binding), Lined Paper (Loose), Colored Pencils, Markers, Index Cards, 2-Pocket Folders, Scissors, & Glue Sticks
Sponsorship Opportunities are still available! Click here for more information.
If you are having technical difficulties with this form, please contact (313) 613-8181 for assistance.

Website:
http://www.vistamaria.org/booksandbackpacks2017
Organizer
Jennifer Pauwels
Phone:
(313) 271-3050×343
Email:
jpauwels@vistamaria.org
Website:
www.vistamaria.org
Venue
Arbor Brewing Company
720 Norris St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 United States+ Google Map