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Kroger caps off ‘Every Kid’ campaign in Germantown with donation to Books from Birth

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In February, the city of Germantown kicked off its “Every Kid” Campaign to increase enrollment in Shelby County Books from Birth and to raise funds for the organization.

Kroger is joining the campaign with a generous donation that was presented at its newly renovated Germantown Store on March 30.

The Germantown community has embraced early childhood literacy and the mission of Books from Birth which is to promote kindergarten readiness and strengthen family bonds in Shelby County by providing age appropriate books for all children, from birth to age five, at no cost to their families.

Kroger’s gift will be used directly toward book costs in the Germantown community and throughout Shelby County. The gift will cover the cost for approximately 250 children to receive books for a year.

“Germantown is a community that values education,” said Mayor Mike Palazzolo. “We support the Books from Birth program and the Every Kid Challenge to register all eligible children in our city. The path to successful learning begins with early childhood reading at home and our community embraces this concept.”

Books from Birth is the local affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and will officially commemorate its 10th anniversary with a Carnival Bash on April 1 at the Propcellar at 2585 Summer Ave. For details on the anniversary event, visit www.booksfrombirth.org.