Literacy Cookies at Marymount’s READ 718 Bake Sale!
Many thanks to the young ladies at Marymount who made literacy a priority this afternoon by hosting a bake sale in READ 718’s honor.
What’s made of butter and sugar and still happens to be good for you? That’s right: literacy cookies. Not only are they proven to do a body good (the heart and the spirit, to be exact), but they’ve also been proven to have a positive effect on the community. Why? Because with these homemade cookies, the world changers at Marymount were able to raise $1,000 to support Brooklyn’s low-income kiddos who are reading below grade level.
Our first bake sale was the brainchild of an inspired middle schooler (with a help from her friends) who came to us with the desire to make an impact and support READers everywhere.
The opportunities that reading affords are endless. And while our mission is a big one–closing Brooklyn’s literacy gap–we know that all serious change begins with the desire to actually make a change. But one person’s desire to create change can only go so far without the support of others. The team behind READ 718 could not do what we do without the support of our community. These girls, although not exaclty Brooklynites, are a part of this community. They are New Yorkers who, like the folks behind READ 718, saw a need and acted.
Thank you for all your help, Marymount. Our Brooklyn’s READers couldn’t be more appreciative.