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Volunteers read to students, donate books on Read Across America Day

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Southwest Elementary students celebrated Read Across America Day Friday by dressing up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character and listening to volunteers read stories in the library.

Special community volunteers from First Community Title and the United Way of Central Texas joined students for National Read Across America Day, an annual celebration of reading and literacy that coincides with the birthday of children’s author, Dr. Seuss. 

As a part of the festivities, First Community Title presented a donation box of over 50 books to the campus before joining a group of volunteers organized by the United Way to read in classrooms.

The books being donated were collected from a month-long book drive First Community Title held for its employees and customers.

“We were trying to find a project to help out in the community, and the Dr. Seuss day popped into our heads,” said Amber Bartek, with First Community Title. “We decided it would be fun to collect books, and most importantly get to share those books with kids in the community. I loved seeing how excited they were and seeing the smiles on their faces.”

The United Way of Central Texas, a long-time partner in area Read Across America Day events, facilitates opportunities for volunteers to participate with local schools as a part of their impact agenda tenet of education.

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Joshua Wucher
March 1, 2019