Wal-Mart of Fayetteville and Reading Tree have teamed up again to support early literacy development in education.
In late February Frank DiCarlo, Regional Director of Reading Tree, Inc., delivered 600 donated books to Hood Avenue Primary School.
Mr. Dicarlo says, “Students who do more reading at home are better readers and have higher scores. Our mission is simple. We want to support literacy by getting books in the hands of kids.”
Wal-Mart of Fayetteville supports this mission, and generously provides Reading Tree with a place at their store to collect donated books. This solid partnership between both corporations adds up to thousands of free books being placed in the homes of local kids.
L to R; Mrs. Wing, Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Freeman, Parapro, Ms. D'nita Moseley,Assistant Manager Wal-Mart, Mrs. Smith - KIP Parapro, Dr. Kiawana Kennedy, principal, and Ms. Wing's class
With this latest donation, Hood Avenue Primary School has received 3100 books.
“This partnership between Wal-Mart and Reading Tree is an enormous asset to our school. It enables us to strengthen literacy skills and helps foster a love of reading that lasts a lifetime,” says Bonita Fluker, Assistant Principal, Hood Avenue Primary School.
The most recently donated books were handed out to students during the school's annual “Celebrity Readers” event on March 3. Representatives from Reading Tree and Wal-Mart attended the event. Celebrity Readers is an event where local members of the community come to the school to read to students to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday.