Tom Mosier, also known as Mr. T, has been volunteering as a tutor and team lead for nine years. For several years, Tom volunteered at Read and Feed every single night (Monday-Thursday).
Not only has Tom has contributed over 1,000 hours of his time, he also created games and activities to use as curriculum. Rainbow words, scruzzles, rainbow bingo, and adventure words can all be attributed to Tom. Beginning in 2014, Tom began publishing books of stories written by Read and Feed participants. Tom initiated this project and used his own money to publish the books.
Tom has primarily volunteered at mobile sites, which can involve some creativity to squeeze in all of the kids and tutors. Tapping into his carpentry skills, Tom built benches and tables that allow volunteers to better utilize the space of a mobile classroom.
Tom has decided to officially retire from Read and Feed to work on projects at home. Tom says, "I have enjoyed my nine years with Read and Feed and I will miss the children and also the tutors I have worked with."
The Read and Feed staff would like to thank Tom for his hard work and dedication to the program and the children we serve.