Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Presents: Come Through It's Lit! Book Drive & Literature Initiative.

Support The Port Foundation, Inc. partnered with businesses around the city of Wilmington, NC for the Come Through, it’s Lit! Book Drive & Literacy Initiative. From February 1 to February 27, select businesses around the city collected books for all ages and all reading levels. Special emphasis was place on collecting books that highlighted African-American History and/or be written by African-American Authors.

On the last Saturday of February, local barbers and hair stylist gave out free haircuts and hairstyles to children in attendance that read books as they received styling services. The children and parents that came to the event at DC Virgo Middle school were greeted at the door with smiling faces from Support The Port volunteers. After signing in, guests were able to immediately grab a book from our library of books that were arranged by grade level. Food was provided by Billy Ray’s Family restaurant, who sponsored hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, coleslaw, and cookies. Children read their books while waiting for their turn to get their haircut or hairstyle. Once the kids sat in the chair the barber or hairstylist listened to them read out loud, and help them with any reading challenges along the way. At the conclusion of their reading session, the child was able to keep that book in addition to another book of their choice.

At the end of the event, a “Milly Rock” dance contest was held. The 1st place winner received a Support The Port “Good Grades Starter Kit”, a book bag filled with school supplies. All guest also left with calendars that feature a monthly highlight of North Carolina born African-American leaders. This event was a true “LITuation Situation” with the goal of enhancing the aptitude of children through literacy.

Support The Port’s next event is on March 26th at No Limit Sports & More Boxing Center with the Wilmington, North Carolina native Professional Boxer Lamar Russ (as seen on HBO and Showtime). Register now for this free event at http://www.supporttheport.com/events/

Special Thanks
Divas of Sophisticated Elegance Motorcycle Club
Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant
WPD
Stafa Speller
Islah Speller
Timothy Wilkes
Joey Watkins
Anyonna Dorm
Communities in Schools
Blue Ribbon Commission YEZ
Phenomenal Hair Care
Total Confidence Hair care
Presidential Style Online
Mane Attraction Hair Studio

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Photos By: Emily Andrews

 

One of the Young Kings Signing in for the Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


A Few of The Young Kings & Queens Searching for a Book to Read During Support The Port Foundation, Inc’s Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One of WPD’s Officers Reading to a Young King at Support The Port Foundation Inc. Come Through its Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.

 

  Two Kings Reading Their Books While Getting Their Haircuts at Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it's Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative

Two Kings Reading Their Books While Getting Their Haircuts at Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it's Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative


One of the Young Kings getting his Haircut, While Reading a Book During Support The Port Foundation Inc. Come Through its Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One of the Young Kings getting his Haircut by Barber Stafa Speller, While Reading a Book at Support The Port Foundation Inc. Come Through its Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One of the Young Kings getting his Haircut by Barber Timothy Wilkes, While Reading a Book at Support The Port Foundation Inc. Come Through its Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One Of the Young Queens Getting her hair Braided By Anyonna Dorm, While Reading a Book During Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


A Fresh Pair of Braids by Anyonna Dorm During Support The Port Foundation, Inc’s Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


A Happy Mom Enjoying her son’s New Haircut at Support The Port Foundation, Inc’s Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


One Of The Young Kings Posing for the Camera on the way to his Seat to Enjoy a Hotdog Courtesy of Billy Ray’s Restaurant at Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


Couple of the Young Queens Making Signs to Hold Up Outside During Support The Port Foundation, Inc’s Come Through it’s lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


A Brief Storytelling Time About Wilmington’s African American History at Support The Port Foundation, Inc.’s Come Through it’s Lit Book Drive & Literature Initiative.


Founder of Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Cedric Harrison Enjoying The Energy with Blue Ribbon Commission Exec Director Jana Jones-Hall at Support The Port Foundation, Inc. Come Through it’s Lit Project. Book Drive & Literature Initiative.