Ready-To-Learn Volunteers Read at Fairfield Court Elementary
On June 9, 2011, thirty-one volunteers got together at Fairfield Court Elementary School in Richmond’s East End to read to all the students in the school. This included kindergartners through fifth graders and exceptional education classes. After reading, the volunteers distributed books. Each student received three books to take home for summer reading and they were delighted to receive a book to call “my own.” It was unclear who had more fun, the volunteers or the students.
We appreciate the volunteers taking the time to be with us. We had representatives from Wachovia/Wells Fargo, Friends of WCVE, and St. Stephen's Church. We feel this effort is important because research has proven that reading aloud to children is one of the most effective ways to help them succeed in school. Sharing books promotes and inspires a love of reading. It builds motivation and curiosity.
If you are interested in volunteering for one of our children’s activities or events, please contact Trish Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org. For other volunteer opportunities, please contact Pixie Curry at email@example.com.
Do you have a favorite story from your childhood that might make a good selection for our next reading and book distribution event? If so, we would love to hear about it.