The Delaware 4-H Program was selected to receive a grant of 7,000 new children’s books to help the families we serve create word-filled homes and promote reading and learning.
The donation was from The Molina Foundation as part of its 7,000-book Books Across Delaware literacy campaign, in collaboration with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.
“We feel extremely honored and very much appreciate this gift,” said Doug Crouse, State 4-H Program Leader. “We care about supporting the success of children and families who we serve. Literacy is the key to progress for our community.”
The goal of the Books Across Delaware campaign is to provide resources to help children, parents, and caregivers create word-filled homes through reading and learning together. The initiative is designed to promote back-to-school learning and help combat the “summer slide” where students lose academic ground over the break.
The Molina Foundation, a national nonprofit organization in Long Beach, CA, is dedicated to the mission of reducing disparities in access to education and health. To learn more about The Molina Foundation, visit their website: www.molinafoundation.org or follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@molinagiving), or Instagram (@molina_foundation).