Students from the Early Act Club at Mulberry Elementary made a generous donation of over 400 books to the new mothers and their new babies in Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) Women’s Center on Friday, January 20th. Each book was individually wrapped with colorful ribbon and given to nurses in the TGMC Women’s Center. The students wanted to encourage new mothers to read to their children from a very young age because the power of reading is essential to growth and development.
Bre Pitre, 8 years old, a second grade student at Mulberry Elementary went above and beyond to help raise money to purchase books for the new mothers and their babies. Pitre held a garage sale where she raised enough money to purchase 45 books. She then continued her outreach by setting up a lemonade stand. Each time someone donated money at the lemonade stand she would give them a lollypop, she raised enough money at the lemonade stand to purchase an additional 65 books. Bre Pitre alone raised enough money to purchase ¼ of the books that the club donated.
“We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Mulberry Elementary Early Act Club students. The books that they donated will go to each new mom and baby in the TGMC Women’s Center to encourage them to read to their new babies. It is inspiring that these young students are so passionate about reading and their goals to encourage all new moms to read to their new babies. We want to thank each of the students and their teachers for their donation and encourage them to continue promote the importance of reading,” said Rhonda Alfred, TGMC Director of Marketing and Planning.
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