June 30, 2011 in Washington Voices

Education Notes: Book drive benefits Kira’s Kloset


Back row, from left: Lisa Lowhurst, Kim Montecucco, Debbie Wraspir, Eric Hoglund, Shannon Billeter. Front row: Zach Lowhurst, Emily Lowhurst, Cooper Cates and Riley Cates.
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Students and staff at Prairie View Elementary in the Mead School District celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 107th birthday with a book drive for Kira’s Kloset, a nonprofit organization providing clothing and books to kids in need. According to a school press release, the recent drive was held in conjunction with Prairie View’s annual Our Community Reads Day. Local community leaders visited the school to share their love of reading, expose students to various careers and demonstrate the relationship between reading and their success. As part of the event, students gave back to their community by donating books, resulting in more than $1,300 for the nonprofit.

Kira’s Kloset was created in memory of Kira Wraspir, a Mead sixth-grader who died in March 2010. For more information visit www.stluke-lutheranchurch.org/kiraskloset.htm.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via email at raineyc@spokesman.com.

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