The mission of Rock 'N' Read is to provide new and expectant mothers in the city of Lorain with rocking chairs and infant books. Recipients can use these resources to nurture their young children, develop a special bond, and build a foundation for the development of early literacy skills.
Rock 'N' Read is operated in collaboration with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain County. Rocking chair and book basket recipients are clients of Mercy Health Resource Mothers Program that are most in need. Since its founding in 2017, Rock 'N' Read has donated 40 handcrafted rocking chairs and 40 baskets of books. They have also donated funds to BGC to create a room dedicated to literacy tutoring and quiet reading at the Desich Family campus in Lorain.
The BGC is a nonprofit organization that serves the youth in the community. Various programs are offered at 14 locations to ensure children ages 6-18 have a safe environment in which to grow and develop to their fullest potential.
Please visit their website for more information on the many ways they are positively impacting young lives in the community.
Mercy Resource Mothers Program serves women and their babies who are most vulnerable in the community by offering resources and support during the prenatal period through age one. This home visiting program is staffed by certified Community Health Workers who come from the community in which they serve, acting as mentors, advocates, and teachers.
Please visit their website for more information on how they are providing tools to equip and empower mothers in the community.