New Children’s Books to be Distributed at Utah Community Action

Utah Community Action

Utah Community Action was selected to receive a grant of new children’s books to help the families we serve create word-filled homes and promote reading and learning. The donation was from The Molina Foundation as part of its Book Buddies 2018 program to promote literacy.

A giveaway event will take place during a special Books and Bagels celebration held at Utah Community Action Head Start. Programs assist children and their families with health, education and self-sufficiency and are offered for children ages 0-5. Participants learn in a classroom setting, have access to health and nutrition services, and gain a firm foothold on the path to self-sufficiency.

Utah Community Action is presenting the event in partnership with The Molina Foundation’s Book Buddies program for 2018 that donates books to support the programs and services of community organizations and nonprofit agencies nationwide. The literacy program is designed to provide free educational resources to help children, parents, and caregivers engage in reading and learning time together.

“Providing our families with books reinforces a pro-literacy message,” said Joni Clark, Chief Development Officer. “We consistently remind our families about the importance of reading, and as a community organization, we encourage children and families to read together.

WHAT: Books and Bagels Event
WHEN: Thursday, December 6th – 7 am – 8 am
WHERE: Utah Community Action Head Start, 6447 West 4100 South, West Valley City, 84128

About Utah Community Action

Utah Community Action’s mission is to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities through self-sufficiency and education programs. Since 1965, Utah Community Action (formerly known as Salt Lake Community Action Program) has provided comprehensive services that address the many factors that affect an individual’s ability to attain self-sufficiency. Our holistic services address many needs: early childhood and adult education, housing, holistic case management, employment, food security, health, and crisis services.

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