Sunday, May 4, 2008

United Through Reading: A great way to honor the mother who read aloud to you!

As Mother’s Day approaches, take time to learn about a wonderful program that helps connect parents with their children through books. The power of hearing a story read aloud by a distant mother or father helps create bonds across time & space. Whether in the military or in prison, parents are able to provide emotional and educational benefits for their children via United Through Reading. I am making a donation as my mom’s Mother’s Day gift, in honor of the endless hours she read to me. Here's easy way to support the group: Barnes and Noble will donate 5% of your purchase to this group if you shop online through a link on the United Through Reading website. If you are looking for a service project for your school or public library, consider raising funds and donating to this worthy cause.

You may also want to check to see if there are any local programs in your area such as New Jersey’s Project Storybook - or start your own!

Image from www.unitedthroughreading.org

2 comments:

Semi said...

NICE Blog :)

Mary Burkey said...

Thanks for taking time to comment!
Mary