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Born To Read, Inc. Receives Grant from Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee for $5000
Born to Read's Executive Director Janie Ephland schedules volunteers six days a week to go to birthing centers at Hilton Head Hospital and Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital, and present a resource bag to all the new moms. The Resource Bag has information on the importance of reading and talking to a new baby to help develop their vocabulary and language skills so they will be prepared to enter school. Each Resource Bag has a board book for the baby, a rhyming book with reading tips/strategies, a list of community pediatricians, a four-page reference for community resources for children and families, a Born To Read bib to remind families to talk to their children while feeding them, and a Born To Read tee shirt to remind families to talk to their children while dressing them and doing daily activities.
Experts are nearly unanimous in stating that babies should routinely experience shared books as soon as they experience shared talking, that is, during the first weeks and months of life. Source: FerstReaders
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of Born To Read, Inc. I would like to say, 'thank you' to the Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee for this generous grant to use to support the Literacy Resource Bag Program. In 2017 Born To Read served 1200 families in the Bluffton/Hilton Head area." stated Janie Ephland, Executive Director, Born to Read, Inc.
The Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee of the Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee awards annual grants to deserving local non-profit agencies.
The mission of the Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee (LCCCAC) is to encourage and support charitable giving by the Members of the Long Cove Club Community and to provide grants in support of current needs in the areas of health, housing, hunger and education in Beaufort and Jasper Counties, and the surrounding areas.
About Born to Read, Inc.:
Born To Read Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization promoting early literacy in the Lowcountry. Since the inception of the program, our volunteers have made more than 18,000 visits to new parents in the local Beaufort County South Carolina Birthing Centers. More information about Born to Read, Inc. can be found at http://borntoread.org/
About the Long Cove Club Community Advisory Committee:
The Long Cove Community Endowment Fund was created in 2003 by the directors of Long Cove Club in collaboration with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and from tax-deductible donations by Long Cove Members. Grants are awarded in the name of the Long Cove Club Community to deserving, local nonprofit agencies. Long Cove Club is the first residential community on Hilton Head to establish a charitable endowment fund. In 2014, the LCCCEF changed its name to the Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee. Learn more about the LCCCAC at http://longcoveclub.com/
Born To Read, Inc.