“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish.
Ok, so we won't exactly distrust you if you don't bring a book to swap for a rare beer to Dock Street on November 2nd, but extra credit if you do.
We've been doing our Rare Beer for School Supplies drive for a few months now to collect notebooks, pencils, and other supplies for Lea Elementary, Samuel L. Powell, and other neighborhood schools.
This time, at the urging of some of nerdy-and-proud bookworms on our team, we're shifting the focus over to books, and we'll be sending them off to Mighty Writers in West Philadelphia.
Mighty Writers provides free writing classes, tutoring, and mentorship to children aged 7-17. Oh, and they got a pretty epic shout-out from President Obama:
“[Your] program’s selection as one of the 50 finalists distinguishes [Mighty Writers] as one of the top arts-and-humanities-based programs in the country.”
—President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities
Reason enough to bring in a new or gently-used book appropriate for avid readers and writers aged 7-17, right?
Khalia Robinson and the rest of the crew at Mighty Writers suggest recreational reading (the kids probably have more than enough homework as is and prefer to read to relax and be transported to other worlds) and advise that a large portion of students there are elementary school aged.
The rare beer on tap that day is TBA, but it'll be epic.