STOCKTON, CA – On Wednesday March 7th Charterhouse Center for Families (Charterhouse) in partnership with Karl Ross Post 16 will kick-off Boots-N-Books —a campaign that supplies recordable children’s books to military families so that children can hear parents read bedtime stories while they are away on active duty.
“Boots-N-Books is a campaign to strengthen families, encourage literacy and support our Active Duty,” said Candy Vargas, Marketing Coordinator for Charterhouse Center for Families. Charterhouse Center for Families will supply books with electronic readers allowing children to always have their parents read the story.
“Sargent Miguel Loza of the US Army was in our program and had a first hand experience with the recordable children’s book,” explianed Mikey Kamienski, Executive Director of Chaterhouse. “As he departed to serve in the military we have seen the benefits and positive impact the book has had on the family.”
“In California there is an estimated 30,000 military men and women who return from war each year,”said Vargas.
“The recordable childrens books are the perfect gift from a parent to his/her children,” explained Gerardo Garcia, former Marine Corp and he is now a teacher. “The tangible aspect of the book, along side with the story and the original audio of a parent is a priceless gift to any child,”added Garcia.
Charterhouse will be hosting events throughout the community to inform the community about the Boots-N-Books campaign. Charter house supports families with literacy and education for parents with a goal to improve our community’s quality of life. for more information about Boots-N-Books or the services offered at Charterhouse visit www.charterhousecenter.org or call (209)476.1106.