UNITED WE READ
- Lubbock Area United Way hosted its fourth annual United We Read event on October 21. More than 400 volunteers read the same book in every second-grade classroom in the nine school districts in Lubbock County. Approximately 3,600 students participated in the event.
- Volunteers and students read Ish by Peter H. Reynolds and participated in activities based on the book. In the story, Ramon learns that there is more than getting things "right" and learns to put his creative muscles to work to think "ishly".
- Thanks to event sponsors Amerigroup, Atmos Energy, Betenbough Homes, Covenant Children’s, First United Bank, and United Supermarkets, every child received their own copy of the book and a craft to go along with the story.
- In addition to the volunteers who participated on the day of the event. Many volunteer groups and individuals helped beforehand, sorting craft supplies, separating books and materials by classroom, and delivering materials to schools. United Way also provided 179 books in Spanish for ESL households.
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