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Born To Read Inc Receives Grant Form Port Royal Community Charitable Fund
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.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of Born To Read, Inc. I would like to say, 'thank you' to the Port Royal Community Charitable Fund Committee for this generous grant to use to support the Literacy Resource Bag Program." stated Janie Ephland, Executive Director, Born to Read, Inc.
The Purpose of Port Royal Community Charitable Fund is to provide grants to benefit our neighbors in Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper and Colleton counties; to respond to people in need; and to provide resources to help improve the lives of the people in the Lowcountry. In July 2022, the Port Royal Community Charitable Fund awarded $20,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations. The 14 grants, in the amount of $1,000 to $1,500 were focused on the theme: "Poverty as it Affects Children and Families in the Areas of Food Insecurity, Education, Housing, Health, and Transportation."
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