Community Partner Balint Charities Donates 2,400 Books to Head Start

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October 29, 2020 by HCDE Communications

Community partners Balint Charities, Inc. has donated 2,400 books to students ages 3-5 enrolled in Harris County Department of Education Head Start programs.

Balint is a longtime supporter of HCDE’s Head Start program. The foundation was created eight years ago by Kathleen Christesen to honor her parents, and it supplies books to schools and early childhood centers throughout the nation. With assistance from Steve Balint, the foundation continues to support HCDE Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

“Head Start appreciates this contribution from Balint Charities and its vital support of early childhood literacy,” HCDE Head Start Senior Director Venetia Peacock said.
The donation is valued at $2,700, and the books will be delivered to all HCDE Head Start centers in northeast Harris County.

Photo: HCDE Head Start Community Partnership Administrative Clerk Linda Hazelip sorts through books donated by Balint Charities with HCDE Assistant Superintendent for Academic Support Services Jonathan Parker.

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