Grateful for Community Support: Introducing the Kiwanis Reading Corner at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois

5/31/2023 RMHCCI

We are thrilled to announce that a wonderful project is underway at our Springfield House - the creation of a Reading Corner! Thanks to the amazing efforts of Amanda Brown, the director of the Reading Corners, and the collaboration between The Kiwanis Club of Springfield Downtown and the Sangamon County Republican Women's Group, we will soon have a space dedicated to fostering a love for reading among children.
The Kiwanis Reading Corners project, pioneered by Amanda Brown, is truly remarkable. It aims to provide access to books for children of all backgrounds up to the age of 12 by creating these wonderful reading spaces. We are eagerly looking forward to setting up bookshelves, a cozy rug, and a children's table in a frequently visited area of our facility, creating an inviting environment that will encourage young minds to dive into the world of books.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to The Kiwanis Club of Springfield Downtown for their dedication to improving literacy and education in our community. Their commitment to making a difference is evident in the four existing reading corner locations they have already established. These spaces have undoubtedly made a positive impact on countless children's lives, and we are excited to be joining their efforts.
Additionally, we extend a warm thank you to the Sangamon County Republican Women's Group for their generous funding. Your support will make it possible to bring this project to life and provide children with the opportunity to explore the wonders of literature.
Together, we are creating a brighter future for the children at RMHCCI by promoting literacy and a love for reading. We are grateful to The Kiwanis Club of Springfield Downtown, the Sangamon County Republican Women's Group, and Amanda Brown for their invaluable contributions to this upcoming project. Let's continue to inspire young minds and open doors to a world of imagination through the Kiwanis Reading Corners initiative!
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Pictured is Alicia Womack, Dr. Eileen Setti, Amanda Brown, Kelli Gordon, Dianne Barghouti Hardwick, and Cindy Lamar.