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The Book Fairy Pantry Project is a family literacy movement with the mission of placing age appropriate children books in the hands of parents so no child is without a book. The project collects new and gently used children literary works and distributes them to families who would otherwise not have access to quality children's literature. The project's founder Pam Leo believes that "only the children with books can read, and only the children who can read can thrive." Books collected are delivered to participating food pantries, WIC offices, and other venues where books can be placed in the hands of parents. She has contributed to the improvement of quality reading at many of the PHA housing developments, participating in events where she brings books and crafts for the children to enjoy.
As a thank you to her support of the Bayside emPowerMe Program, the staff at PHA participated in a book drive, collecting books for children ages 4 through 8. Several gift certificates were donated and dozens of diverse new books were collected. Pam Leo was surprised to receive the "gift" at an event where she was serving the children of the Bayside East community.
We also want to thank the Print Bookstore for their support in this book drive. If you wish to make a donation, please visit their website for more information.