United Way of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Pennsylvania Public Television, has been awarded $170,000 for new books and ebooks, for children in need across the state.
“First Book is helping public media partners and United Ways to resource proven local strategies which get free books into the hands of children of all ages from low-income communities across the state. Reading is the foundation for all learning, and books are the tool to develop those skills. We hope the books also encourage development of positive relationships with adults who will read First Book selections to young children, or help older children choose the next story they would like to read. Together we are changing Pennsylvania communities.” -Kristen Rotz, President of United Way of Pennsylvania
Local United Ways throughout the state participated in the proposal process, and will do crucial on-the-ground work to get these books into the hands of children.
Supporting Local United Ways: United Way of the Capital Region, United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County, United Way of Erie County, Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, United Way of Indiana County, United Way of Lancaster County, United Way of the Laurel Highlands. Lycoming County United Way. United Way of Mifflin-Juniata. Pocono Mountains United Way. United Way of Susquehanna County. United Way of Wyoming Valley, United Way of York County
Congratulations to our supporting United Ways – we know you’ll make excellent use of these resources in your communities across the Commonwealth!