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Chrysler Brand Supports No Kid Hungry Program

children's literacy supported by Chrysler cars in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer home of a wide selection of new Chrysler cars near Ellisville is pleased to announce that Chrysler brand is teaming up with United Way Southeastern Michigan and Scholastic to offer as many as 148,500 new books to youth in the city of Detroit.

Scholastic books will be distributed throughout the metro Detroit area from mid-month in July through September.

“Donating these books is a part of Chrysler brand’s mission to drive early education,” said Saad Chehab, President and CEO – Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “We hope the distribution of these books inspires children’s imaginations and helps to provide them with some of the necessary tools they’ll need to achieve a limitless future.”

“Recent research from the Scholastic-created Kids & Family Reading Report shows that having a reading role-model/parent or a large book collection at home has a greater impact on kids’ reading frequency than household income,” says Chrysler News.

Chrysler’s book distribution program supports UWSEM and Michigan No Kid Hungry program to improve participation in summer meal programs as well as early childhood education initiatives.

The book distribution program’s Early Learning Communities will help provide parents with the tools and resources needed to lower the literacy gap and help kids with school readiness.

The following meet up events are scheduled;

Meet Up and Eat Up events: Friday, July 12 3-6 p.m. Baldwin Center  212 Baldwin Ave., Pontiac, MI 48342 Wednesday, July 17 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Corrigan Playground 5151 Alter Rd., Detroit, MI 48224 Thursday, July 18 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Baldwin Park Corner of Howard St. and Edison St., Pontiac, MI 48342 Friday, July 19 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Revolutionary Church 20060 Van Dyke, Detroit, MI 48234 Early Learning Communities: Don Bosco

Hall’s Community Resource Center  19321 West Chicago, Detroit, MI 48228

Development Centers, Inc. (www.develctrs.org/)17321 Telegraph Rd., Detroit, MI 48219

The Guidance Center (www.guidance-center.org)15601 Northline Rd., Southgate, MI 48195

Leaps and Bounds Family Services 8129 Packard, Warren, MI 48089

Macomb Family Services (www.mfsonline.org/)36975 Utica Rd., Suite 102, Clinton Twp., MI 48036

Oakland Child Care Coordinating Council (www.oaklandchildcare.org/)500 Hulet Dr., Suite 101, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Oakland Family Services (www.oaklandfamilyservices.org/)114 Orchard Lake Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341

Southwest Solutions – Larkins ELC  5675 Larkins, Detroit, MI 48210

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency138 Cortland, Highland Park, MI 48203

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