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The United Way Reading Buddies program supports literacy by providing 1st and 2nd grade children with stuffed animals to serve as non-judgemental "Buddies" to help them practice reading. Students spend at least 15 minutes a day reading with their Buddies.
Since 2003, businesses, churches, book clubs, boards, schools and other organizations have run stuffed animal drives to support the Reading Buddies program.
Each fall, more than 3,900 stuffed animals are delivered to 160 1st and 2nd grade classrooms.
To get involved, contact Rebecca at email@example.com or 219-464-3583, ext. 106.