Today we reached $3,010, or 310 books, towards our goal of $1,320 or 132 books in just 3 weeks. Our initial hope was to have enough monies donated to present a $10 Red Elf coupon to all the Regional School Unit 1 Kindergarten students.

Well, let me say the staff at the bookstore and the Elves never expected our friends, families, local non-profits and area businesses to come through like this. Your incredible generosity has touched our hearts and will, more importantly, touch the lives of the following:

• All kindergarten and pre-k students in RSU1

• All kindergarten and pre-k students in Georgetown

• All kindergarten and pre-k students in West Bath

• Midcoast small schools and many of the older students in the Bath Back Pack Program

We are ending the 2017 fundraising event with overwhelming joy and appreciation for your support. Please take pride in knowing you have opened the door to many possibilities by allowing these little ones the ability to pick their very own book, in the beauty of a bookstore, and Read Every Day!

The RED Elf, Julie Shea, Susan Shipsey and the rest of the Elves
Mustard Seed Bookstore