BENEFITING: UNITED WAY OF OCEAN COUNTY
ORGANIZER: UNITED WAY OF OCEAN COUNTY
UNITED WAY OF OCEAN COUNTY wrote -
The United Way of Ocean County, in partnership with The People’s Pantry, is proud to introduce the “Summer Reading, Summer Feeding” Program.
This initiative will provide students the opportunity to remain engaged with books and reading throughout the summer to combat the “Summer Slide,” where students, often from low-income households, lose progress made during the academic year.
All three United Way goals of strengthening education, income and health will be addressed with the “Summer Reading, Summer Feeding” program.
Education: This interactive summer program will engage children with a guest reader, new books to keep, activities related to the books and each child will receive a gift card at the end of the program to purchase school supplies.
Income Stability: All families who complete the entire four-week program will be sent home with a gift card to ShopRite, worth up to $200.
Health: Each week, a nutritious lunch will be provided at the B.E.A.T. Center for students and their parent. Students will also get to take home a child’s portion meal plate.
How you can help…
$20 will provide a child and their parent with nutritious meals for the day
$50 will provide a gift card to ShopRite, so that a family can purchase meals for one week
$80 will provide meals for all four program days
$100 will purchase a literacy kit and over 10 new books
$200 will purchase two literacy kits and over 20 new books
$500 will sponsor one family for the 4-week program
Please give generously to this important, new initiative. For more information, visit our website at www.uwocnj.org