Briddell Family Foundation gives the gift of reading for MLK day

SALISBURY, Md. – In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s day of service, the Briddell Family Foundation headed to the mall to pass out free books, provide MLK-related activities, and promote education. The book event was sponsored by the Tri-County MLK Coalition and we’re told both organizations promote education.

Kids of all ages could come by and grab a book, some were even written by black authors while also showing characters of color as well. Both organizations say MLK paved the way for them to be there today and his emphasis on education, is something they hope to carry out.

“I find that a lot of children don’t have the books and then the ability to get to where they need to get, to get books so it’s been very helpful to be able to supply a lot of children in the area with these different books that are coming out from the Briddell family foundation,” says Keisha Jones, treasurer of the Tri-County MLK Coalition.

Kwanza Briddell, Co-founder and president of the Briddell Family Foundation adds, “It’s important that our children see people who look like them in these books so whenever we promote books we always promote riders in illustrators of color.”

We’re also told they’re also looking to partner with one more school to provide books for.

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