United Way assembles book bags for Fallon students

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra assembled book bags and delivered them Dec. 13 to first-grade students at Lahontan Elementary School.

“UWNNS is focused on grade-level reading, and the first step toward that important milestone is making sure children and families have access to books at home,” said Michael Brazier, president and CEO of UWNNS. “We are excited to be able to partner with Churchill County School District to encourage reading over the winter break.”

Churchill County is one of the selected counties to receive book bags in time for winter break as part of UWNNS’s Winter Literacy Kit project. In total, the project resulted in more than 2,500 new books distributed, at no cost to families. Each book bag contains four new, age-appropriate books to more than 600 students across Lyon, Churchill, Douglas and Washoe counties.

The book bags are made possible through the support of a local corporate partner, Trex.

“By partnering with us, corporate partners like Trex can really maximize every dollar and invest in the community they live and work in. Partnerships like these help us reach more families with new books and future programming,” said the United Way.

UWNNS staff and volunteers assembled book bags at New Millennium Building systems with deliveries to the school starting after completing assembly. Volunteers assisting with this project represent local companies including New Millennium Building Systems.

UWNNS has successfully served Northern Nevada for more than 78 years by bringing people together to give, advocate and volunteer. UWNNS believes that when the community comes together and puts our resources to work, we can solve our most pressing issues and create opportunities for a better life for all.

For information, call 775-322-8668 or visit uwnns.org. Connect with the United Way of Northern Nevada on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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