Give the gift of reading! Chelsea Education Book Foundation

From D&B Marketing

Give the gift of readingis a book drive for the Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF) to help fund grants for teachers who request books. CEF has partnered with Serendipity Book Store, a local Chelsea business, to make shopping at Book Drive easy and fun!

“Book Drive kicks off #GivingTuesday, November 29, and we hope to raise money to help fund grants for the nearly $11,000 we receive in book orders from educators each year,” said CEF President Amy Forehand.

The Center makes a concerted effort to engage with community partners. The Chelsea Community Foundation’s Giving Circle has begun to award the five winners of the annual 2021 Chelsea Chamber of Commerce a scholarship of $1,000 each. The Honorees then selected Chelsea Charity to receive $1,000 grants in memory of Ann Feeney, who embodied the Chelsea Community Foundation’s desire to “Support All Things Chelsea”. Serendipity Books is the recipient of one of the $1,000 grant awards. Michelle Toplin, owner of Serendipity, has chosen the Chelsea Education Foundation as a Chelsea non-profit to receive the award. She made a specific request for the grant to be allocated to help children with learning challenges such as her daughter, Annilor, experienced as a child. It turns out that one of the most important tools was phonemic learning. “Once the books were read aloud, the information became available, and the stories were fun rather than a tedious exercise in decoding. Annelore graduated from the University of Michigan and now works in a research lab that does things with really long words. I want the Anne Feeney scholarship to open doors like this for other kids. I want access. justice for these children so that they can overcome obstacles and reach their full potential,” Michelle Toplin shares.

This is a very, very clever circuit for giving. In response to Tuplin’s request to use grant proceeds, CEF turns to Serendipity Books as a conduit for purchasing the slate of books they are being asked to fund. Click on this direct link to buy books on Chelsea Teacher’s Wish List straight from the shell.

CEF will be entering the Hometown Holidays Light Pole Contest with a book-themed light pole that will be located near Serendipity, and will feature paper decorations with a QR code to access the Serendipity Book Drive location.

For over 30 years, Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF) has been making an impact in Chelsea schools through grants and scholarships. Please support CEF’s “Give the Gift of Reading” fundraiser and help the center continue its mission to enhance the educational experiences of the Chelsea School District by funding projects that go beyond the district’s resources.

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