The Grand Rapids Tidal Waves’ women’s football team donated 30 books and money to the cause. The team has become a partner with the school. This winter, 5th grade students collected toys for the team’s toy drive for students at Helen DeVos children’s Hospital and members of the team thanked them with some apparel and a pizza party. Mackenzie Phillips, a sophomore at Otsego High School is an assistant coach for the team and volunteers at Dix Street. Phillips brought in the books and donation to present it to Dix Street Principal, Mark Rollandini.
If you would like to help in this effort, you can drop off gently used or new books to the Dix Street office or drop off a donation. It’s approximately $10 per student to give them the books they need for the summer.