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United in Service 2023

Most reading done by students and adults is nonfiction:

reading for comprehension to learn facts, ideas and concepts.
Please help us expand breadth of knowledge
and foster reading in the content areas for the children we serve.

Read – Learn – Grow

A Nonfiction Book Drive

 benefitting school age children served through our Clothing Center.
Books and Activity Packets will be distributed November 1-15.

Partnering with all 45 chapters of
National Christ Child Society
Honoring the life and legacy of our founder
Mary Virginia Merrick

Won’t you join us in empowering children through literacy and a love of reading?

  • This year’s focus is on our science, our natural world, technology and math.
  • Purchase a book – click here to shop from our Christ Child SB – United in Service wish list  or choose a favorite geared to grades Preschool through 8th grade
  • Make a donation and we will gladly shop for you! Please indicate your donation is for Read – Learn – Grow.
Donations will be accepted at the Clothing Center, 2366 Miracle Ln, Mishawaka 46545
Wednesday, October 18
on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 AM-1PM,
Thursday evenings or Sunday afternoons when we’re open, 
or call for a pickup. 

For more information, please contact Lexie at or 574-288-6028.

Books lead us beyond the everyday into new exploration.

Books reveal the world around us with all its beauty and marvels.

Books help us to find our place in the world and the impact we might make

Here are some suggested topic areas per grade level:

Ages 4-5,  PreK & K:  animals, nature, our 5 senses, dinosaurs, basic weather, numbers, patterns and predictability

Gr 1-2:  animals and habitats, weather, life cycles (butterfly, trees and plants, water cycle,etc), numbers and our earth

Gr 3-4:  Earth and weather, how things work, space and rockets, ecosystems and the human body

Gr 5-6:  rocks and volcanos, biographies of famous scientists, climate and earth, natural disasters, math, prehistoric times, planets and space exploration and technology

 Gr. 7-8:  ecosystems, bios of famous scientists & inventors, inventions, planets and space exploration, natural disasters, technology, robots & robotics