The project began as just the school asking individuals and companies for donations. In this way they were not able to give every 1st grade student a book and a bee. I saw this as a problem because I really believe in this project and want every 1st grade child to be able to benefit from the project. I was able to make contact with the national organization, McGruff Safe Kids, and negotiate terms with them to gain their support financially. In addition to their support, I am also looking for other major supporters in businesses, organizations, and individuals. I want to do all that I can to make sure that every child gets one of these books!
Just today, I attended the Luncheon for the Book N Bees Project. It was a gathering with all of the "readers" who are participating! Everything was a success and everyone was ready to help our community!
(Pics will be up soon when I go in to read to the kids)