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It's Fun To Do Good and Matthew's Crossing Food Bank knows it!
Read to Grow, is a program of Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank. Our lobby library is designed to help enrich reading for children ages birth to 16 years old. Children of the clients visiting the food bank for hunger relief may select a new age-appropriate book to take home at no cost. Children need food to grow up healthy and books to support literacy health.
Read to Grow was launched in early 2015. Since that time, over 15,000 new books have been distributed. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church founded the children’s literacy program and the lead volunteer for the program is a retired reading teacher. The purpose of the project is to instill literacy skills and a love for reading in children who might not have the opportunity to know and enjoy the wonderful world of books. Developing a love for reading and literacy at an early age can propel a child successfully throughout their education, career and life.
Those involved in the project are especially rewarded when they see firsthand the:
- Smile on the face of a child who has never had their very own book
- Gratefulness of a parent to be able to take books home to their children and read to them
- Delight of an immigrant mother when she spotted a sixth grade level book on the American Revolution—a topic she is studying to gain United States citizenship
- Sincere ‘Thank you” from a single mom making $7 an hour and can barely pay rent, much less buy a book for her daughter
- Joy of seeing children break from their parents and head straight for the books when they come through the door
Give a shout out to Matthew's Crossing or lend support to their cause HERE.
It's Fun To Do Good and Who Saved Who Rescue knows it!
A 501 (c) (3) Non-profit organization as well as a New Hope partner with Maricopa County. We have been working in the rescue world helping other rescues by fostering, fundraising, networking, etc. We finally decided we could do more good and save more lives if we combined our talents into our own rescue.
Our goal is to pull dogs from county shelters that would otherwise be put down for numerous reasons. We believe every dog deserves a chance at love and a forever home. We hope to gain the trust of the public and the rescue world by providing 100% support to those willing to foster for us and show that what we say is what we do. We want every dog to have what he/she needs to become adoptable including vetting, training, time, love and understanding. With the communities help we hope to make this a successful organization and hope to help cut down the euthanasia rate by doing our part.
Our main objective is to save bully breeds, however, we will not say no to others if we can help. Thank you for being a part of our new adventure.
Give a shout out to Who Saved Who Rescue or lend support to their cause HERE.
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