On September 25th, the United Way Regional Volunteer Center and the Valpo University Softball Team delivered over 2,000 Reading Buddies to schools across Northwest Indiana. Pictured to the right are 1st graders from Ridge View Elementary in Hobart with their buddies that they will read aloud to every day.
United Way is committed to improving literacy through this program and YOU can join us by hosting a drive to collect for new stuffed animals at your workplace, church or family. Our storage unit is empty and now we must replenish our stuffed animals so more schools can participate in the Reading Buddies program.
A huge thank you to Jeff Brown, owner of the Valparaiso TwoMen and a Truck for his generous donation of a 17ft. truck and driver, Tim that allowed us to reach most of the 100 classrooms at 23 elementary schools throughout NWI!
More pictures from the Reading Buddies Delivery Day are on our facebook page! "Like Us" and check them out!