New video debuts at the Feed the Reader Breakfast

On November 3, Read and Feed hosted its 3rd annual Feed the Reader breakfast at the State Club on NC State's Centennial campus. The attendees were honored by being the first to view our new video, which was produced by Martin Brown of Treehouse Productions. Thank you to Cary Oil for the grant that allowed us to make the video.
Our guest speaker, Steve Parrott, the Executive Director of the Wake Education Partnership, spoke to us about the importance of early childhood literacy. 

Thank you to all who attended.
Exciting announcement! 
Read and Feed's promotional video is finished and available for viewing. Visit our website and check
it out!
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Volunteer Spotlight
Our volunteer of the month is Elizabeth Stevenson who goes by Bitsy. Bitsy is Read and Feed's librarian, and she was instrumental in automating our book club collection. Each week Bitsy comes to the office and helps with a variety of tasks including: checking books in and out, assuring books have barcodes, researching book levels, and ordering books.

Bitsy has introduced new authors to the Read and Feed collection, for example, Mo Willems who wrote That Is Not A Good Idea and Don't Let Pigeon Drive The Bus.

In addition to volunteering in the office, Bitsy also tutors at Read and Feed's Fuquay site where she is currently working with a third grader named Ashley. They are reading Freckle Juice and concentrating on comprehension and punctuation.

For all of you avid readers out there, Bitsy's favorite book is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Annie Barrows, and she highly recommends it.
Listen to Bitsy's Read and Feed story

#GivingTuesday, November 29, is the kick off to the Season of Giving. We encourage you to consider donating to Read and Feed, whether it's books or a monetary donation. 

Your donations have made it possible for Read and Feed to e
xpand its program and positively impact the 45% of children in grades 3-8 who are not reading at grade level and not considered on the path for College-and Career-Readiness.

We currently have 20 program sites serving 500 elementary school children from low-income families.
In 2016
  • we served over 12,500 meals
  • our mobile classrooms traveled more than 7,000 miles to neighborhoods where the children live
  • we increased our book club collection to over 2,700 titles
With the help of Read and Feed's dedicated donors and volunteers, the children in our program can open doors to a bigger world. We want to continue our vision at Read and Feed to help create a world where all children are successful readers, one child at a time.  
When you donate your time or your resources to Read and Feed, you become the difference in these children’s lives. If their door swings open, it is you on the other side, turning the knob.
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Help! We need more 4th and 5th grade take home books.
Can you donate some? Please bring them to the office at 193 High House Road in Cary. 

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