We’re squarely behind grantee Read to Grow. They’ve given more than 1.8 million free books to over 1.2 million people since the year 2000. It’s all part of their mission to get books into the hands of every Connecticut child as early in life as possible to help foster better language and literacy skills.
We’d like to offer kudos to a young lady in Wallingford whose commitment to Read to Grow shines bright. Since 2013, Chelsea Fitzgerald has amassed and donated more than 11,000 books to the nonprofit. It’s all part of her plan to collect 20,000 books for Read to Grow by the time she graduates high school.
Thanks, Chelsea, for caring so much about early childhood literacy. More children’s books in every home ultimately translates into more kids prepared to succeed when they enter school. (And they’ll be headed straight for the library where Chelsea will be waiting. See plans to be a librarian.)