Students in Deland, Florida have a new reason to get excited about reading—Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine! In a generous display of community support, Advent Health and the Erik Jones Foundation partnered to surprise Blue Lake Elementary with the new machine. This innovative program rewards students academic and behavior achievements with free books!

Erik Jones Foundation and AdventHealth cut the ribbon on Blue Lake Elementary’s Book Vending Machine. See full the full story at

The Power of Partnerships

When healthcare giant Advent Health and NASCAR driver Erik Jones’ Foundation combine their efforts, magic happens. This collaboration demonstrates the incredible impact that partnerships can have on local communities.

A Glimpse into Blue Lake Elementary

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Volusia County School District, Blue Lake serves as a hub for education and community engagement. The school is dedicated to nurturing a love for learning. This aligns perfectly with the mission of the organizations involved in this special initiative.

Erik Jones and Advent Health Donate Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine! See the full story at WFTV.

Unwrapping the Surprise

The collaborative effort culminated in a surprise event that left the Blue Lake Elementary community in awe. Students, teachers, and staff welcomed representatives from Advent Health, the Erik Jones Foundation, and Together they unveiled this exciting gift designed to enhance the educational experience for everyone.

Advent Health’s Contribution

As a pillar of healthcare in the region, Advent Health’s involvement went beyond medical care. The organization generously provided resources to invest in Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine. Their commitment to student literacy is further evidence of their investment in the community.

The folks at Advent Health had another surprise for the students “Advent Health will be donating $5,000 a year to keep the machine stocked with books.”, said Eric Lunde president and CEO for AdventHealth DeLand.

Erik Jones Foundation’s Racing Spirit

Erik Jones, a NASCAR driver with a passion for making a difference, brought the racing spirit to Blue Lake Elementary. The Erik Jones Foundation’s contribution provided excitement and inspiration to the students through Jones’ motivational messages.

Erik Jones reading to Blue Lake Elementary Students’s Literacy Revolution, known for its innovative approach to promoting literacy, added an extra layer of joy to the surprise. The installation of a Book Vending Machine on campus allows students to choose books of their liking. This choice fosters a love for reading while expanding literary horizons.

Impact on Blue Lake Elementary

The combined efforts of Advent Health, the Erik Jones Foundation, and are a true investment in student literacy. Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine provides free and equitable access to books. But it’s done so much more. This collaboration has inspired a sense of community pride among students, educators, and families. Blue Lake Elementary will undoubtedly cherish this surprise, reminding everyone that a united community can achieve remarkable things.

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