Children across Maricopa County will receive a small packet of books to improve their literacy skills thanks to a recent donation from Intel.
On Oct. 30, 40 employees of Intel’s Ocotillo office assembled 1,400 mini-home library kits containing four books and reading tips to give to the United Way. Those books will go toward the organization’s goal of increasing the reading skills of area children.
“Reading at grade level by the end of third grade is a vital goal that Intel will help us achieve for many families. Intel’s generous donation will get books into the hands of Valley children who may not have a book at home,” said United Way Vice President of Community Impact Janet Garcia, in a press release. “An important step to ensure all children read at grade level by end of third grade, is access to books.”
The general public can help achieve that goal by signing up for the Million Minutes Volunteer Reading Challenge and reading to local children. More information about that program is available by visiting vsuw.org/millionminutes.