WEE Books of Dawson County’s Community Action Team representatives thank the local Nordson company management team for its generous grant to the group’s Childhood Literacy program.
The company’s local division employs 62 people in Dawson County in the manufacturing of specialized machinery for applying adhesives to such products as tapes and elastic in diapers.
The Nordson Foundation recently presented a grant to WEE Books of Dawson County for a second year.
“There are some very grateful under-5’s in the county who will enjoy an age appropriate book mailed to their home for free each month due to your continued generosity,” said Lionel Graves, WEE Books president. “Nordson’s commitment to local literacy programs is making a difference by helping us increase the estimated 33 percent (550-600) of Dawson pre-schoolers currently enrolled to reach our goal to consistently serve at least 80 percent.”
Wee Books of Dawson County is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) literacy program working to improve the reading and learning readiness of Dawson County’s very youngest kids before they get to kindergarten.
All children under the age of 5, living in Dawson County, are eligible to enroll in the WEE Books Program.
About 99 percent of the funds WEE Books raises go entirely to pay for the age appropriate books purchased (at $3 a delivered book) from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
A large portion of the program’s support comes from individuals in the community, particularly when many companies, foundations and civic organizations have fewer funds available for early-literacy programs since the economic downturn.
WEE Books will be offering “Give the Gift of Reading to a Child” again this holiday season.
For each $36 donation to WEE Books, donors will receive a beautifully prepared card that can be sent to family members and friends you select, letting them know that they have made this gift to a young child in the local community.
For more information, call (706) 216-0173.