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||Contact: Sara Hill, Coordinator, Family Education Program
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Ave
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
LC PART OF
OPERATION WISH BOOK
LEWISTON - The LCSC Family Education Program is proud to be part of this year's Operation
Wish Book. Operation Wish Book helps put new books into the hands of less fortunate
children in the LC Valley during the holiday season.
The project's mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading. It began in Boise
when a group of teachers discovered that their students were not being read to at home
because their parents could not afford to buy children's books to be read. Unfortunately,
this is true in many communities, and the LCSC Family Education Program, along with
several community entities, wanted to bring the program here.
Studies show a student's success in school and in their post-secondary career has a direct
correlation to the amount of time they were exposed to print, either reading themselves or
being read to. Operation Wish Book seeks to make these important family reading sessions
easy to come by.
The LCSC Family Education Program, Lewiston City Library, RSVP America Reads, and the
Asotin County Library are asking for help from local residents to achieve a goal of
getting new books to valley children this Christmas. New, unwrapped books for ages ranging
from infants to young adult will be collected starting November 1 (National Family
Literacy Day) through December 7, 2001. All books will be distributed to families signed
up for Christmas Connection or receiving assistance through the Valley Food Banks.
LCSC staff and students will take part by donating books at the Student Union Building
until December 7. A special collection box will also be set up at the Warrior Girls'
Volleyball Game this Saturday, November 3rd. Everyone who brings a donation will be
a drawing for autographed t-shirts from the team.