CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, a program of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services, will host a month-long book and puzzle drive in June. Four donation centers will be set up across the county at select fire stations.
Those stations are: Station 11 – Dale, 5811 Iron Bridge Road, North Chesterfield; Station 14 – Dutch Gap, 2711 W. Hundred Road, Chester; Station 20 – Courthouse Road, 201 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield; and Station 7 – Clover Hill, 13810 Hull Street Road, Midlothian.
Donations will be collected from 8 a.m to 7 p.m. Boxes will be set up inside the lobby of each station. New and gently used books and jigsaw puzzles will be accepted. Families First serves children up to age 5.
“One of our goals here at Families First is school readiness and one of the ways we accomplish this goal is by exposing children to literacy as early as possible,” said Andelicia Neville, Families First program coordinator.