Book Bunnies deliver 10,000 books to 1,500 kids

YLS and MRC enhance Midlands children's love for reading

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Young Leaders Society (YLS) has partnered with United Way’s Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC), our volunteer tutoring initiative, to support pre-kindergarten through second-grade students who are falling behind their peers in reading.

This year, Be a Book Bunny distributed literacy bags to help students build personal libraries to encourage reading both in and out of the classroom to develop healthy reading habits. With the assistance from volunteers, sponsors, and our Book Bunny Committee, chaired by Katy Bair, we were able to distribute 1,500 totes and 10,000 books to our young, Midlands’ readers.

Our Book Bunny Sponsors include:

  • Gregory Electric Company, Inc.
  • BB&T now Truist
  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • G3 Wealth Advisor
  • Katy Bair
  • Marc Brown Law Firm
  • NAI Columbia
  • United Community Bank
  • Jordan Heavener
  • nthrive
  • MGC Law
  • Strategic Public Relations Consulting,
  • Andrew and Sarah Schiavone
  • Foundation Mortgage Company
  • Lugoff Toyota
  • Dr. Wesley Frierson
  • Chernoff Newman
  • Chad Kurtz
  • Jesica Mackey
  • Tim Oxley
  • Chernoff Newman

Thank you all for making this year’s Book Bunny initiative a great success!

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