Members of two football teams – the Mansfield Senior High Tygers and the Lucas High School Cubs – will read to children on Monday, Feb. 17, at the Richland Carrousel in downtown Mansfield.
The Big Red
Bookshelf event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. also will feature free pizza and free
Each child will receive a free book.
The Tygers were runner-up in the Div. III state championship game in December, while the Cubs were runner-up in the Div. VII championship game.
The Big Red Bookshelf project
provides new or gently-used books to children up to third grade in locations
throughout Richland County where families with young children visit.
The donated books are placed on
bright red bookshelves built by volunteers and distributed to children who need
them free of charge.
Books placed on the shelves have been
donated by businesses and community members. The United Way says this is a
great opportunity for churches, businesses, civic organizations, schools, etc.
to get involved in the community by helping children appreciate the love of
Anyoone interested in hosting a book
drive may contact the United Way office at 419-525-2816.
More than 12,000 books have been
distributed since February 25, 2013.
Neighborhood Outreach Center (BNOC)
Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Health Dept. – WIC Office
Mansfield YMCA – Fran’s Daycare
Oak Wood Crossing
Richland County Job
and Family Services