Give the Gift of Literacy: Support Children’s Reading Connection
Earlier this month, Children’s Reading Connection (CRC) launched a new initiative aimed at improving literacy in Tompkins County.
In the Read. Sing. Love. Books! initiative’s first phase, CRC provided a set of six picture books from its Sing Me a Story! Read Me a Song! series to 200 children, including every pre-K child in the Ithaca City School District and the Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center, and to all of the public libraries in Tompkins County.
CRC also launched a fundraising campaign to provide all pre-K and Head Start children in the county with the same set of books, for which Visions Federal Credit Union announced a $10,000 match challenge in addition to funds it already donated to the new initiative. The Visions match challenge continues through Dec. 31; however, CRC is hoping to meet its fundraising goal before the holidays in order to provide the book sets as gifts for children.