This weekend, more than 128 teachers and 45 families from across the Bay Area came out to the All Stars Winter Carnival and Second Annual Book Fair! All Stars Helping Kids partnered with Mayfair Community Center and The City of San Jose Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services to host the event, which promoted literacy by giving teachers and families an opportunity to select free books for their libraries at school and home. The effort distributed 12,000 books for grades Pre-K through high school, reaching over 42 schools!
The Mayfair Community families who joined our event started their day with story time hosted by Bring Me a Book & The San Jose Public Library, carnival games linked to literacy, delicious snacks comprised of nachos and cotton candy, and ultimately ended their experience with the opportunity to choose 30 books per family while dancing along to Disney melodies. Every child had a smile on their face as they ran from table to table to explore their options. It was an impactful moment for Ronnie & Karen and the All Stars Team.
A big THANK YOU to our donors who gave books and resources, and especially to our amazing volunteers who donated their time to provide new reading and learning opportunities for local teachers and students.