Media Event Advisory--Book Drive


In celebration of The Week of the Young Child (April 10-16), the Child Development program at Calhoun Community College will celebrate the event by hosting its 2nd Annual Child Development Seminar on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 6:30-8:30pm at the college’s Huntsville campus.  As part of this event, over 7000 books collected throughout the year for young, underprivileged children will be distributed. These books have been collected through drives sponsored by various profit and nonprofit groups from around the local community.

On Thursday, April 7, 2011, Calhoun and The United Way of Madison County will partner for an event where 6000 recently-collected books will be presented to the college.
 WHAT:  An event to highlight community efforts  to support Calhoun Community College’s Early Childhood Department’s Seminar on  April 12 and efforts to support young children and their families in the Madison County area through the presentation of 6000 books for distribution to local children.

WHY:  A community effort with for profit and nonprofit partners, facilitated by United Way, in support of Calhoun Community College’s book drive in celebration of Week of the Young Child.  The original goal of the Calhoun Early Childhood Education Department’s student group was 1,000 books.

WHEN/WHERE:  Thursday, April 7, 2011,  2:00PM, at Calhoun Community College’s Huntsville/Cummings Research Park campus

WHO: Calhoun Community College, the United Way and various community partners participating in the book drive (The Pink Pelican; American Red Cross; Youth Services Council officers; students from Bob Jones High School; and executives from Two Men and A Truck, who donated the transportation of the books).

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, with nearly 90,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.


Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
(256) 306-2561

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