Cops 'N Kids Reading Center, Inc. in Racine, Wisconsin is the original Cops 'N Kids organization. CNK was founded by Julia (Burney) Witherspoon. Restoration occurred through the help of Oprah Winfrey, with Julia being named one of Oprah’s Angels in 2001. CNK operates an after-school extended learning program and one-on-one tutoring 4 days per week, as well as a new morning Preschool program for children ages 2-4 learning to read.
CNK works closely with the Racine Police Department to help build trust and better rapport with those sworn to protect and serve us in Law Enforcement. CNK provides children’s books to the Police Department for their “Books in Squads” Program. And Julia started a "Books at Birth" Program donating books to moms who just delivered a baby; they can develop the importance of reading to their child beginning as soon as they are born. While our annual Holiday Book Giveaway is as successful as ever, we have recently accrued storage fees to hold our books until this awesome event happens in December. Reaching our targeted goal of $9,000 would help defray the cost of book storage for us, for up to five years' worth of anticipated book collections. Your donation would help make a difference in the lives, safety and education of our children!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!