We’re super excited to be partnering with PoWeR Book Bags. PoWeR Book Bags distributes books and bags of literacy materials to children across Northwestern Michigan at participating food and baby pantries and schools. Children choose the book bags and free new books to keep and read over and over again. A homemade bag of literacy supplies (books, blank writing booklets, and crayons) are given to children in book bags at the Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ food and baby pantries in Suttons Bay and Northport. Each time a child comes back, they bring their bag and receive more books and writing supplies. Research shows a strong relationship between the number of books a child owns and their success in school, friendships, and overall life achievements. Each book, notebook or package of colored pencils that you purchase to donate will be discounted 20% and more children will have the ability to raise their own personal level of literacy. We appreciate you!