It has been a true pleasure to work with the Christ Child of Baltimore organization. We began our relationship in January 2021. Ginger Galvez explained that their goal was to build home libraries for each student. They have done more than that. Faithfully every month each child receives a book for their home library. Our Spanish speaking families are given books in Spanish.
CCSB has connected many wonderful resources to our school. The connection they gave us with Enoch Pratt Library gave our parents training in the importance of reading to your children. Each parent that participated in that program received books and a tablet for their child. This year Enoch Pratt gave Chrome books to all of our Kindergarten students.
I could go on and on about CCSB. They provided now a Healthy Eating program from Giant Food with our families. The students receive books about healthy eating, reusable shopping bags, and healthy eating plates that show the amount of food your child should receive from each food group. CCSB also provided a dental hygiene program from The University of Maryland Dental School for students and their families. Our students have received books, and toothbrush and toothpaste kits.
In March a member of CCSB dressed up as the Cat in the Hat and read the book to our students. Each child received a Dr. Seuss book and goodie bag. This year CCSB donated $500 so our teachers could purchase school supplies.
Having a partner like Christ Child is priceless. I pray that God continues to bless this organization.