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Help sort and box books that will go to thousands of local children in low-income communities

Posted: 9:39 AM, Aug 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-29 12:47:19-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — To give thousands of children throughout Kern County new books in September, Community Action Partnership of Kern is looking for volunteers to help sort and box children's books.

The local agency received a grant from the Molina Foundation that funded the purchase of over 11,000 books.

More than 20 partner agencies and programs that focus on serving low-income children will distribute the books.

Community Action Partnership of Kern sponsors programs and provides free services that assist children, families and individuals in need. A few of the programs that the local agency provides are monthly food banks, an energy program to assist those in need with utility bill payment assistance and state-funded preschools for children in low-income communities.

If you're interested in volunteering, the book sorting event will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The Friendship House Community Center is located at 2424 Cottonwood Road in Southeast Bakersfield.