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1 Triangle Park Chapter, The Links, Inc. Services to Youth Facet

2 Triangle Park Chapter The Links, Incorporated Services to Youth Facet ~ Link to Books Link to Clothes Chest Link to Pen Pals Link to Santas Elves Stellyne Curtis, President Ruth Kennedy, Vice President Joyce ORourke, Programs Chair Lucy Lincoln, Services to Youth Chair 2005 - 2006

3 Link to Books

4 Services to Youth Members Services to Youth Facet Member Links DeShera Mack Ann Edmonds Acie Ward Charletta Hines Marguerite Peebles Rose Vaughan Delores Pruitt Julia Williams-Davis Caroline Lattimore Charlotte Wooten Rubestene Potter Lafayette Lipscomb Bonnie Davis Tamera Beasley Jacqueline Johnson Glenda Davis Edna Blue Commitment Preparation Implementation Service Hours

5 Registered Link Volunteer Coordinators Leadership Franklin – Link Delores Pruitt Wake – Link Edna Blue Orange – Link Bonnie Davis Durham - Link Lucy Lincoln Link Rose Vaughan Link Julia Williams-Davis Link Jacqueline Johnson Sampson – Link Rubestene Potter

6 Link Volunteers and Friends Link Volunteers Charlotte Wooten Caroline Lattimore Jacqueline Johnson Visiting Link Friends Wendy Vaughan Myrra Garth Raukwon Villines

7 Hosts Sites and Contacts Franklin County – Laurel Mills Mary Pullen, 2nd Grade Chair Wake County - Forestville (Knightdale): Mary Harris, Assistant Principal Durham County – Eastway: Star Sampson, Principal; Emma Smith, Teacher Orange County - Mount Zion AME Church: Rev. Mr. and Rev. Mrs. Jazz Hemby, Pastors Sampson County - Charles E. Perry: Rubestene Potter Distribution Date One day in the week following the monthly general meeting for ten months during the school year

8 The Link to Books Program The Link to Reading Activity of the Services to Youth Facet of The Triangle Park Chapter of Links, Incorporated was initiated in the North Carolina area in the fiscal year 2004 -2005. The original intent was to purchase at least ten books each for twenty select children in each of three counties – Durham, Orange and Wake. This fiscal year 2005 – 2006, our population and area has expanded at the request of the participants and Triangle Park Chapter members. Today, we are serving 120 to 150 select children in five counties. Our Services to Youth Facet Members facilitate the arrangements, assemble the distribution packet and prepare and lead the reading sessions at each site. The volunteer members of the Services to Youth Facet: (1) Deliver the books to the children. (2) Read to them. (3) Teach them how to record authors and titles. (4) Model how books may be stored in given container in alphabetical order by authors last name. (5) Demonstrate how to issue and receive books to and from family members in a library manner. The children are also taught how to read to younger children, how to request others to read to them and how to enjoy reading by themselves. They are encouraged to engage the whole family in their reading time. The books are delivered once a month during the week following the Triangle Park Chapters second Saturday meeting. The book selection is appropriate for public school population levels 2 – 4. In addition to the five books already distributed, children have been given pencils, a Webster Dictionary, a United States Map jigsaw puzzle and bookmarks. Our participants are served at four school sites and one after school church site in Durham, Franklin, Orange, Sampson and Wake counties. We are a support group and volunteer at the invitation of teachers and individuals responsible for children.

9 Book Sources and Grant Proposal Triangle Park Chapter, The Links Inc. Author Elizabeth Frasier Ladies of Orange Interest Group Rev. and Mrs. Kelly Wilson Proposal for Scholastic in Kind Grant

10 Link to Books Library Brown, Jeff and Scott Nash. Stanleys Christmas Adventure. New York: Scholastic, 2003. Cleary, Beverly and Alan Tiegreen. Socks. New York: Scholastic, Inc.,1973 Cleary, Beverly and Paul O. Zelinsky. Ralph S. Mouse. New York: Scholastics, 1983. Frasier, Elizabeth. Wow! What a Wonderful World. Durham: Apex Creative Publishing, 1990. Jackson, Garnet. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Man of Kurtz, John (Illustrations. Cinderella. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2004. Kurtz, John (Illustrations). Jack and the Beanstalk. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2004. Kurtz, John (Illustrations). Little Red Riding Hood. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2004. Osborne, Mary Pope. Thanksgiving on Thursday. New York: Scholastic, 2003. Patterson, R. F.. Expanded Edition New Websters Dictionary. Florida: Paradise Press, 2004. Rowland, Della. Clue Jr. The Case Of The Missing Movie. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1995. Gift of Ladies of Orange Rowland, Della. Clue Jr. The Case Of The Missing Movie. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1995. Shaw, Janet. Changes For Kristen. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1988.

11 Books in Santas Elves Prison Match Gifts Capucilla, Alyssa. Biscuits Hanukkah. China: HarperCollins, 2005. Coffey, Tim. Christmas at the Top of the World. New York: Scholastic, 2000. Cox, Judy. Go To Sleep Groundhog. New York: Scholastic, 2005. Felicianos, Jose. Feliz Navidad. New York: Scholastic, 1970. Gray, Libba. Miss Tizzy. New York: Aladdin, 1998. Grier, Ella. Seven Days of Kwanzaa. New York: Sterling Publishers, 2004. Hooks, Gwendolyn. The Mystery of the Missing Dog. N.Y.: Scholastic, 2004. Medearis, Angela. Seven Spools of Thread. New York: Scholastic, 2000. Woodson, Jacqueline. Coming on Home Soon. New York: Scholastic, 2004. Moore, Clement. Twas the Night Before Christmas. New York: Hyperion Books, 2004. Two books from the above list were put in each of the five Link to Santas Elves Gift bags with the $50.00 Wal-Mart gift certificate for Durham and Orange Counties. Link Edna donated all of her Link to Elves Gifts for Wake County. Only the three Triangle Park Chapter counties were in the original budgeted amount of $100.00 each.

12 Link to Clothes Chest Please bring your gift for the Services to Youth Clothes Chest to the February regular meeting. Boys and girls new socks and new underwear sizes small, medium, large and extra large are needed. Also tee shirts and pants. Thanks! Services to Youth Fiscal Activities Link to Books Link to Clothes Chest Link to Santas Elves Link to Pen Pals

13 Dear Student, I am a member of the Triangle Park Chapter of The Links, Inc. Our organization consists of a group of women from Durham, Orange and Wake Counties who are linked in friendship and who work together to provide support to schools and communities on issues related to education, cultural enrichment and civic involvement. The members of our organization have a project geared toward supporting high school students who are demonstrating growth and who contribute to their community. As a member of Links, Inc., I would like to encourage you as you progress through the school year. Keep in mind that if you always set high expectations, you will routinely experience success. Keep in touch. Sincerely,

14 In Action ~ To Be Continued

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