Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Word Wagon - a way to give back!

So I have a different kind of post today!  A friend of mine has started a literacy program and I want to help spread the word about it!  It's so cool and relevant for a bookworm like me, and you too if you're reading this :) 

The Word Wagon is a literacy program created in 2015 by Casey Enright, a graduate of Belmont University. She was moved by the statistic that “in a low-income neighborhood, 1 in 300 children have an age appropriate book,” and realized a great need for a literacy program in Middle Tennessee. The Word Wagon is dedicated to providing reading opportunities and materials for children in the Middle Tennessee communities we serve. Through partnerships with community groups, such as One Generation Away, The Word Wagon is able to attend food distribution events and other community programs to reach their key publics: children and families in low-income areas of Middle Tennessee. Since 2015, The Word Wagon has traveled over 2,000 miles, hosted 36 READing Days, served over 300 children, distributed over 1,500 books. The Word Wagon exists to change children's lives one book at a time.

About Casey: 

Casey Enright is the Founder and Executive Director of The Word Wagon which is a literacy organization dedicated to promote childhood literacy by providing reading opportunities and reading materials for children who lack access to books. Casey is a recent graduate of Belmont University studying Faith and Social Justice, participating in Belmont Wesley Fellowship and now serves on the worship team at The Village in Nolensville. God placed the mission of The Word Wagon on Casey's heart as a junior in college and is continually in awe of what God is doing for The Word Wagon.

Want to help?

  • The Word Wagon now has t-shirts for sale people can purchase through their website or this link

  • On the website there are future READing Days where people can come and read with the amazing children they serve. If anyone has questions or wants to reach out, email Casey at!

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