Santa may have been busy this holiday season but that didn’t stop him from visiting Los Molinos Unified School District to deliver books to many kids.
Students from Los Molinos Elementary School and four other schools in the Northern California area all participated in a yearly breakfast with Santa event. In past years, students received little gifts from Santa and his elves. This year, students received the gift of reading.
Los Molinos Unified School District is an area where 85% of students are on free and reduced lunch and are Title I. This is an area where most families live in extreme poverty so getting books to give out at this event seemed challenging. That’s when Los Molinos turned to First Book. Since books are available at such affordable prices, students from five different elementary schools all took home brand-new books to call their own.
“Parents, teachers and children could not believe that Santa would bring them such a gift”, said Jill Botts, LMUSD Board of Trustees President.
Holiday cheer was spread to many children this year as they turned through the pages of their new books with much spirit this season.
Anyone who works with kids in need is eligible to get books from First Book. To sign up, visit First Book on the web.