Earlier this month, AFT Massachusetts, the Chelsea Teachers Union, the Chelsea Public Schools, and JN Phillips Auto Glass held a book giveaway as part of an ongoing project to bring supplemental books and school supplies to the students of the Chelsea Public Schools. On June 4, the partnership distributed 600 copies of the book Alma, by author-illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal, to the second grade students at the Mary Burke Elementary Complex.
AFT Massachusetts members can participate by calling JN Phillips’ dedicated line at 781.616.6850, telling the customer service representative that you heard of them through your AFT Massachusetts membership, and giving your Local number. Parents can participate by calling JN Phillips at 877-AUTOGLASS, telling the customer service representative that you are calling as part of the “Helping Students” campaign, and giving the name of your school.
JN Phillips will then schedule your replacement at a time and place that is most convenient for you, and will even do it in your school parking lot. Participants in this program can also have their windshield wiper blades replaced at half price.
In Chelsea, educators and community leaders are organizing a September 19 movie night with kids activities and food to celebrate literacy and to highlight the AFT MA JN Phillips program.
“Community partners like JN Phillips, and events like this, are an important part of how we support our students and encourage their love of reading,” said AFT Massachusetts Secretary-Treasurer Brant Duncan. “If your local is interested in hosting a book giveaway or similar event, AFT Massachusetts is here to help! Get in touch and we’ll make it happen.”