Contact: Kelly Vence
Public Information Office
ELIZABETH, NJ—December 15, 2015— On Thursday, December 17, 2015, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage will join Assemblyman Jamel Holley, Councilman Carlos Torres, Vulcan Society Chief Donald Peterson and members of the PBA of Elizabeth, for a donation of one-hundred and fifty (150) children's Smart-books to the New Hope Daycare Center. The materials will be presented in support of the “Adopt-A-Program to Read" campaign event, which will be hosted by Promiseland Global Kids (PGK), who provide quality educational products and entertainment.
“I would like to commend those who are committed to donating these smart books to the daycare center, these tools, along with other learning materials, will help provide support so our young people have even more ways to learn,” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “I am happy to be a part of this program and would like to thank those Officials, who are giving back to the community.” 
Promiseland Global Kids (PGK) was founded in 2006 by Law Cunningham and a team of talented and caring individuals specializing in music, media and early childhood development. The company, which supports “strengthening our community through edu-tainment," shared a vision to create groundbreaking children’s edu-tainment content. Their mission is to find corporate, small business owners or City Officials, who will sponsor the purchase of the audio Smart-book for donation to a pre-school, daycare, after school program, youth organization, library or more.
Owner Reverend Steffie Bartley of the New Hope Daycare Center says "our staff, parents & children can benefit greatly from the PGK Audio Smart Book. We are thankful for this donation and we are all very excited to use this educational tool."
The December 17th event is one of many programs of the Adopt-A-Program to Read campaign. It will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the New Hope Daycare Center, located at 889 East Jersey Street in Elizabeth. 
"Reading can provide wonderful opportunities to explore new subjects, raise awareness and expand knowledge," said Councilman Carlos Torres. "These new books will broaden horizons as our young people continue to discover, excel and thrive within our community."
The donated Promiseland Park Smart-books are designed to supplement and enhance a child's learning experience.  They utilize a combination of cutting edge music production, songwriting, story lines, imaginary characters and learning exercises to provide a well-rounded learning experience. Complete with 12 learning modules, supporting songs and exercises, the audio Smart-book can be used as a change of pace or means of enhancing the learning experience in the classroom or at home. An audio CD is included on the back page of every audio Smart-Book.
“We all have firsthand knowledge the powerful role books can play in a child’s life - it can expand a child's world, imagination and experiences,” said Assemblyman Jamel Holley. “Our goal with these donations is to provide our youth with the very best reading material and hope that it will encourage them to read often.” 
For more information about Promiseland Global Kids (PGK), please visit their website at