Success Won’t Wait supports Pancakes for Peace initiative with 500+ book donation

The Honorable James Hanby (far left) and the architect of the Pancakes for Peace Program at a press conference February 27, along with representatives of Red Clay, Christina and Brandywine school districts and Vincenza Carrieri-Russo, co-founder of Success Won't Wait.
The Honorable James Hanby (2nd, left) is the architect of the Pancakes for Peace Program. Pictured here, at a press conference on February 27, along with representatives of Red Clay, Christina and Brandywine School Districts, and Vincenza Carrieri-Russo, co-founder of Success Won’t Wait.

A few months ago, we were approached by The Honorable James Hanby, Sr. a Wilmington Justice of the Peace, about a new City of Wilmington project called Pancakes for Peace. This is an exciting project that seeks solutions to Wilmington’s ongoing violence by combating some of the basic causes of it — poverty and illiteracy.

In a nutshell, Pancakes for Peace is a series of free pancake breakfasts. The first will be held today, March 1, at Bancroft School in the Christina School District, the second in Brandywine School District at PS duPont, and the third at Red Clay School District’s Warner Elementary.

In this program the students and surrounding community are invited to join us for a free breakfast, at the breakfast are volunteers from local community groups, faith groups, governmental agencies and the like to assist folks not only in the breakfast, but in getting plugged into what assistance might be available to them.

Judge Hanby brought Success Won’t Wait in very early in the planning process, as part of a children’s book giveaway at the various events. Yesterday, we donated over 500 children’s books — from pre-K to 5th grade — which will be given out to children attending today’s event.

Want to support this great program? Contact us to donate children’s books at susanmcneill6@comcast.net or contact Judge Hanby directly to see how you can help hanbyj@aol.com.

Let’s give peace a chance!

Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware. Want to learn more about Success Won’t Wait’s literacy projects, how to donate used books, or volunteer your time? Click on the About Us tab to learn more.

Read now, because success won’t wait!

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