Books Are Wings is partnering with The Sandra Feinstein-Theatre (The Gamm) to collect books for young readers across the state.
From March 17th to April 10th theatergoers can donate gently used children’s books when they attend a performance of The Gamm’s current production, Ironbound, or any time the theater is open. A donation bin is located in the theater lobby. Donated books will go directly to children around Rhode Island through Books Are Wings programs.
Just as The Gamm works to tell stories on the most important issues of our time through their productions, Books Are Wings seeks to inspire young readers with books that are representative of our diverse world. Both organizations missions are in service of inspiring and educating the Rhode Island community.
“We are excited to be partnering with Books Are Wings, as our missions are so well aligned,” said Susie Schutt, The Gamm’s Director of Education & Drama Therapist. “When the theater’s education department was founded in 2006, our flagship program was Pawtucket Literacy and Arts for Youth and our subsequent programming has been crafted around the value of promoting literacy. Since then we have continued working in Pawtucket Schools, as well as schools around the state. We are delighted that Books Are Wings will be providing students with more ways to engage with literature.”
Books Are Wings accepts children's books from baby to teen reading levels. During performances of Ironbound, gently used books in good condition, for children ages 0-12 can be dropped off in the lobby collection bin.
Now entering its 37th season, The Gamm is one of the region’s premier professional theaters and a cultural asset since its founding in 1984. The Gamm is a destination for critically acclaimed productions, including numerous world and regional premieres.
To purchase tickets or to learn more about The Gamm Theatre, visit: https://www.gammtheatre.org