Volunteers And Donations Are Needed

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By Kennady Wilson

Learning to read is the most important predictor of a child’s future success. Yet, many kids miss this important milestone. In the time it takes to have lunch, employees can create United Way Literacy Kits – a fun, simple solution to engage children and help them learn to read. These Literacy Kits include a book and related activities perfect for one-on-one interaction and imagination. They are designed to focus on the skills young children need when learning to read while, at the same time, diving deeper into the book and its themes. The Literacy Kits will be used by children in the classroom, in after-school programs, in child care centers, and for building libraries at home. 

United Ways needs volunteers to help craft fun and creative sock puppets for United Way Literacy Kits. These sock puppets will make reading interactive and enjoyable for their children. They also need some volunteers to use their creativity along with arts and crafts to design related props, games or other activities to make reading interactive and enjoyable for everyone involved. The crafts that volunteers create will stay with the book and help bring that book to life when the child reads it. Volunteers will participate in a unique experience and make a meaningful difference in the community. The experience can easily be customized to meet your community reading goals. 

In order for United Way to be able to make The Literacy Kits they also need donations. Below you can see the list of items needed: 

  • Large chunky crayons(2-4-year-olds)
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Coloring books
  • Clean socks for hand puppets
  • Eyes, buttons, or fabric to sew or glue on
  • Glue guns and glue sticks
  • Stickers 

For more information on how to get involved, contact Myra Garcia at:


or call 520.635.1842

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