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At our Club's Just1Book Launch in June, 2012 we heard the story of how Sarah DeWitz began the Just 1 Book project:

SarahSpeaks

"One day [in March 2010] my Mom showed me an article from the East Orange Sun newspaper about our neighboring town of Bithlo. It talked about the hardships the town has faced for many years and how some families there live under not such nice situations. I wondered how many children did without. Did without so many important things, like books. It made me think how I would feel if my world did not have books in it. With the hard times many families are facing some may not even have a car to drive to the Library. The bus has been discontinued to this area and the closest library is not within walking distance. The closest bookstore is not within walking distance either, and even if it were, these families cannot afford the price of the books. It then came to me that it would be nice if we could help our needy neighbors! If every child in our school donated “JUST 1 BOOK” that would equal 763 books! YES 763 BOOKS! Seven hundred sixty three books that we can donate to our needy neighbors just down the road! “JUST 1 BOOK” would make a difference in a child’s life."

The Kiwanis Club of Flagler County has brought this great program to the youth of Flagler County and supports the Just1Book program for the children of our area in several different ways. Below are some of the things we do and how YOU might get involved.
  1. Donate your Books: at these collection points
  2. Get Involved: Find out More by contacting Mary Drescher or call 845 642 3249
  3. Books near kids that need them. At these distribution points
  4. Just 1 Book - Link to Sarah's web site.
  5. Club Photo Gallery including pix of Just 1 Book events.
  6. Just 1 Book Events:
    • Access Flagler - First Friday every Other month we give away 150 books at the County Fair Grounds.
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  • Collection Points: These Palm Coast businesses and organizations have agreed to be collection points for books that can be given to kids who don't have easy access to books.

  • Hilton Garden Inn: 55 Town Center Boulevard
    Palm Coast, FL 32164
  • Hamock Beach Resort: Contact Tim Digby or call (386) 246-5511 for delivery instructions.
  • First Baptist Christian Academy: 6052 Palm Coast Pkwy, Contact Rita Jones.
  • FC Chamber of Commerce: 20 Airport Road
    Palm Coast, FL 32164
  • Ameris Bank: 181 Cypress Point Pkwy
    Palm Coast, FL 32164
  • Haven Hospice: 608 East Moody Blvd
    Bunnell, FL 32110
  • Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home: 511 Old Kings Rd S.
    Flagler Beach, FL 32136
  • The Youth in the following Schools are also helping their neighbors have books.K-Kids select books image
    • Old Kings Elementary: 301 Old Kings Rd S.
      Flagler Beach, FL  32136 (contact Laura Schiller room 264)
    • Imagine Charter Schl at TC: 775 Town Center Blvd
      Palm Coast, FL 32164
    • Wadsworth Elementary: 4550 Belle Terre Pky
      Palm Coast, FL 32164
    • Matanzas HS: 3535 Old Kings Rd N.
      Palm Coast FL 32137
  • Distribution Points: These organizations depend on us to make books available to Children who need them.

    • Access Flagler first Friday of even numbered months:
      150 Sawgrass Road,
      Bunnell, FL 32110
    • Alpha Pregnancy Center
    • Carver CenterFinding a Book Image
    • N. E. Florida Community Action Agency
      4750 E. Moody Blvd, Bunnell, FL. 32110
      Call Patricia at (386) 313-2506
    • Early Learning Coalition
    • Family Life Center (Contact Trish 437-7747)
    • Family Promise Day Care
    • Flagler County Dept. of Social Services
    • Flagler County Health Department
    • Flagler County Resource Center