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February 22, 2016

Head Start Families to Receive Handmade Bookshelves and Books Feb. 25

Community
Justice Services providing bookshelves, Eco-Cycle providing the books

Boulder County, Colo. - Clients completing court-ordered community service in
Boulder County are helping to put books in the homes of children with a special
bookshelf giveaway to Head Start families this Thursday, Feb. 25. Eco-Cycle is
supplying books to start the home libraries.

What: Bookshelf and Book delivery for Head Start families
When: Thursday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Head Start Wilderness Early Learning Center, 2845 Wilderness
Place, Boulder

Boulder County Head Start provides comprehensive services to
families and children at three locations in Boulder and Lafayette, with a
primary goal of preparing children for entering Kindergarten. The partnership
with the Community Justice Services (CJS) Caring Crafts Program means many Head
Start families will have books in their home for the first time.

“This is a great collaboration,” says Rachel Hohensee, Head
Start Support Services Manager. “Our Head Start families need help getting
their children ready for school, and the program also provides the Caring
Crafts clients with an excellent connection to the community.”

Caring Crafts is one of the community service programs
administered by the CJS Division of Boulder County Community Services. Those
with the necessary skills can fulfill service hours by creating handmade items
that are donated to local agencies and non-profit organizations. Matching the
children of the Head Start program with the bookshelves created in the Caring
Crafts program was a perfect fit.

”The bookshelf project has provided many of our clients with
meaningful community service,” adds Barb Hable, CJS Community Services
Supervisor. “They are truly giving back to the community.”

Eco-Cycle of Boulder is providing all of the families who receive
a bookshelf with a starter library. Last year, Eco-Cycle donated more than
17,000 books to various schools and non-profits. The books are provided through
donations to CHaRM, the Center for
Hard-to-Recycle Materials.

For details and more information about the project, contact
Rachel Hohensee at 303-441-3697 or
rhohensee@bouldercounty.org.