MILWAUKEE (April 18, 2012) Next Door Foundation’s Books for Kids Program will receive more than 7,000 new and gently used books collected by Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). The books were collected during MPD’s “March for Literacy” book drive in collaboration with the Wendy’s Corporation. In all, the book drive collected more than 11,200 books going to both Next Door Foundation and the Rescue Mission.
Captain Michael Brunson along with other District Three and Auxiliary officers will be at Next Door Foundation (2545 North 29
Street) on Thursday, April 19, 2012 to deliver, read and meet with students for a special “Read with Me” session. Representatives from the Wendy’s Corporation, Wendy, herself and Frost, the mascot will be in attendance to provide student readers with “free” frosty drinks in celebration of the book drive’s success.
ABOUT NEXT DOOR FOUNDATION
Since 1969, Next Door Foundation has strived to create positive change within Milwaukee’s central city.
A 28 member Board of Directors, 160 staff and over 400 community and parent volunteers work together every day to fulfill the organization’s mission to “support the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.” In the heart of the Metcalfe Park Neighborhood, annually Next Door serves more than 1,650 children and families; preparing young children for elementary school and connecting families to essential community resources.