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2 Works For You gives 1,000 books to Green Country kids

Posted at 7:07 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 20:14:05-05

On National Reading Day, 1,000 area children will have a brand-new book to keep.

2 Cares for the Community delivered the gifts to Green Country schools on Wednesday.

Children at Wright Elementary in Tulsa listened closely as anchor Scott Thompson read them a book.

Reading words on a page – a simple thing with a huge impact.

What do you like about reading?
"That I get to learn new words!" a little girl said.

Learning vocabulary words, studies show, paves the way for success in school.

"I'm good at reading and I like picture books and chapter books."

2 Works for You, and our Scripps Howard Foundation, believe if you give a child a book, you'll make a difference.

Through the program, 1,000 Tulsa-area children will get a brand new book... 80,000 across the country.

"You know, giving children books is so important,” 2 Works for You General Manager Amy Calvert said. “Many of these kids might not even have one book at home. So to be able to give them that book that starts that foundation of growth for learning - we are so blessed to be a part of it. Part of our 2 Cares for The Community efforts, and we're excited to give back to our schools right here in our community."

From Anderson and Wright Elementary in Tulsa to Okmulgee Primary elementary and Pershing Elementary in Muskogee.

"Y lo que mas - e gustaba hacer Peppa."

We showed up to share the joy of reading. The kids were eager to try.

"I just try to sound it out and do my best," a second-grade boy said.

The schools welcoming the gifts that will help their students read and grow.

"You can see by their excitement they love books and I'm so excited to use this money. And thank you so much Scripps Howard Foundation for helping me put books in the hands of our students.

"I appreciate the Scripps Foundation so much for realizing what literacy means to our children in need and thank them so much for providing every child with a book,” Pershing Elementary Principal Karen Watkins said.

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