Monday, September 10, 2012

Thousands of Books for "Read While U Wait"

We are pleased to report that thousands of books are being given out each year at Reader to Reader’s “Read While U Wait” Room project at the Department of Transitional Assistance and Dept. of Housing & Community Development in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

The project is directed by volunteer Lisa Heyison, who has done an incredible job of running the project for the last eleven years.

”Read While U Wait” provides books for all ages from newborn through high school.

The children and parents who come for support and assistance at the Department of Transitional Assistance in Roxbury are always thrilled when they receive a book as wait times can be anywhere from 1 to 6 hours. In the “Read While U Wait” room children can play and be read to while they wait with their parents for either Emergency Housing or financial assistance for food.

Support for Read While U Wait comes in part from OneUnited Bank.

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