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2019 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Our Literacy Buddies visited area preschools to read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert.  This beautifully illustrated book also teaches the value of eating healthy. Our Literacy Buddies are a tremendous asset to preschools. Find out more when you press the Big Buddy Button on the home page. Maybe you or your business or social group would like to join the program.

It was a great day in March, 2019 at Jet Blue Park to watch the Red Sox take on the Minnesota Twin in a spring training match-up. We met a lot of nice folks at the Community Corner table, talked about what our coalition does for children and teachers and even recruited a few Literacy Buddies. The Red Sox love their off-season home, and it shows!

Thanks to Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of the Fort Myers Area for securing a grant that allowed for the purchase of hundreds of books for the Literacy Buddy Program. Some of those books went to the Challenged Minds Children’s Center in Fort Myers, where the 4-year olds performed a play based on the beloved children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Have you thought about becoming a Literacy Buddy volunteer? You can sign up by tapping the big Buddy Button on our homepage.

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