Do you remember the first time you got to read to someone other than in “reading group!” or to hold your own book? Maybe the pictures remind you of when you heard your grandchild read to you! 10 Epworth Villa Residents and Employees traveled to Britton Elementary School. This was our first opportunity to be a Reading Buddy! We were able to provide all the Valentine Treats for the 144 1st graders in 7 classrooms. The children and teachers were thrilled!
The 34 children we saw that day were the better readers. The librarian said she had never heard some of them read so well or be so well behaved. “Maybe they had never been so close for so long with someone with wrinkles.” Resident, Frans V. laughed. He also said, “Yes, now some with read with a Dutch accent like me!” The coordinators were pleased to have volunteers.
Are you ready to participate? Whether you want to help gather supplies, contribute for the weekly treats or be a reading buddy there is a way for you to give back. That’s what Epworth Villa is all about!