100 book crates built for Next Door children

A Hartland teen gives back to his community by supporting efforts to build childhood literacy in Milwaukee’s central city.

Cazzy Major selected Next Door to be the beneficiary of an Eagle Scout service project. The 14-year-old worked with his fellow troop members to build and design 100 book crates for Next Door children as a way to create personal home libraries. On top of that effort, Major led a community book drive and collected more than 500 children’s books for Next Door.

On September 14th, Major and his family came to Next Door to distribute the book crates to children in Next Door’s home visitation program. During the year, those families come to Next Door for special socialization experiences and the staff featured Major’s distribution event as part of one. Along with getting a crate, each child was able to select a free book to put inside and take home.

Fox6 News came to Next Door to cover this special event. Click here to watch the story.