United Way of Rhode Island Hosts National Family Volunteer Day Event

Families Invited to Help Create Literacy Kits for Local Children in Need

PROVIDENCE, RI— Learning to read is important to a child’s future success. Sadly, 54% of Providence’s fourth graders read below grade level and 1 in 4 children in the U.S. will grow up not knowing how to read at all.
United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) invites families to celebrate National Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 19, by making literacy kits for local children.
Families will create puppets, games, and other visual reading aids between 9am-12:30pm at UWRI’s Providence headquarters, located at 50 Valley Street. Family volunteering is a great way to bond while teaching children the importance of helping others.
United Way of Rhode Island is working hard to ensure local children have the tools needed to experience the joy of reading; those interested in volunteering can register at uwri.org. Please direct registration questions to the Director of Volunteer Engagement, Janice Pothier Pac, at Janice.pothierpac@uwri.org.