The Kiwanis Club of Valdosta awarded $1,000 to Kiley Cashwell for the annual VCS Books for Christmas Program back in March of 2020. For the past 6 years, Mrs. Cashwell has raised money to purchase age and grade level appropriate books for students of Valdosta City Schools in Pre-K through 3rd grade. Each book is gift wrapped and delivered to students the final week before the December holiday break.
Pre-COVID, guest readers would volunteer to read a special holiday story and have a fun snack time with every Pre-K through 3rd grade class of J.L. Lomax, Pinevale, Sallas Mahone, S.L. Mason and W.G. Nunn Elementary Schools. Though the books are still being individually wrapped, the delivery of them is still being worked out to comply with VCS’ COVID-19 Guidelines.
If you or an organization that you represent would like to assist by purchasing books, making a donation to purchase books or help wrap the books, please contact Mrs. Cashwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again to the Kiwanis Club of Valdosta for helping us get a jump start on purchasing books prior to the Pandemic shutting schools down in March.