Fund Raiser For Kids: Books from Birth

Kiwanis Club of Wright City members partner with Warren County Literacy, Inc. to raise money for the Dolly Parton “Books from Birth Program”. Children in Wright City from birth to 5 years old who are registered for this program will receive a free book in the mail each month.

Our first Fund Raiser in 2019 was called Wine, Books & Bingo. We offered a different Bingo Game. The cards spelled STORY at the top and we looked for names of children’s authors, titles, and characters. Prizes for rounds included books and a surprise in a tin which could be a gift card or something else. At the event we offered wine tasting from local vendors, 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.

In 2021 we held our second event called Books & Bingo. This event was exactly like the first, except we decided to drop the wine tasting. A great time was had by all and we’ve raised enough money to help fund Books from Birth for another year.

These are the cards we used along with corn as the chips.
Ed and Amy are handling the Registration Table by the entrance.
Jenn is at Registration watching the Bingo callers on stage.
Prizes are lined up in front. Warren County Literacy members arranged the book prizes in
front of the Literacy Bags which contained the other part of their prize.
Sue, Jenn & Mike are selling 50/50 and people in the background are browsing the Silent Auction.