Christmas stories for Community Christmas Hamper program

CBAL and Credit Union collect books for the Community Christmas Hamper program

CBAL’s Sheila Dobie (left) and Grand Forks Credit Union’s Angela Soukoreff want books for the Community Christmas Hamper program.

A home with lots of books is a home that encourages reading.

Reading together as a family is one of the many ways that children and adults experience the bonding of family love, as well as begin the quest for life-long learning.

“For the past several years Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) has placed donation boxes throughout the community for new or gently-used books for the Christmas Hamper program,” explains Sheila Dobie, CBAL’s community literacy co-ordinator.  “Watch for these brightly-wrapped boxes (thanks to the YSHIFT youth group) at the Grand Forks Credit Union (GFCU) and other popular spots around town.”

The books that are generously donated within this program become a direct part of the foundation of learning in many homes within our community.

We sincerely thank you for your donation.

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