Donated books help Head Start

Novelyn Hinazumi of Child and Family Service said the books are perfect for parents and children to read together.

She was on hand Wednesday to accept 150 copies of assorted titles from the Grove Farm Company and Marissa Sandblom, Grove Farm vice president.

“This is part of the 150th anniversary celebration,” Sandblom said. “One-hundred and fifty books for 150 years — that was coincidence. The books are intended to be placed at the seven classes operated by the CFS Head Start programs. We expect to get a few more copies available so it can be placed in the CFS offices as well.”

Families play a critical role in helping children be ready for school and ensure a lifetime of school success, Hinazumi said. The books presented by Grove Farm are readable for children and their parents to reinforce the family bond.

Child and Family Service operates the Head Start program in seven classes located in Eleele, Koloa, Lihue, Kapaa and Kilauea with Kapaa and Lihue offering double sessions due to the demand.


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