Thanks to United Way of Etowah County’s Success by Six and the Etowah County Career Tech School, Gadsden Pediatric Clinic received over 1,400 books from a book drive held in conjunction with United Way’s annual Girlfriend Gala event held each March. By expanding the drive beyond the event, the Career Technical School’s Early Childhood Department had an opportunity to join the community service effort. Read more here.
Gadsden Pediatric Clinic implemented their Reach Out and Read-Alabama program in 2017 and prescribes over 2,100 books each year. Thanks to other great community partners like Alabama 200, the state’s bicentennial committee and Vulcan Materials Company, the practice participated in the Rx for Summer Reading. Shane Ellis, Mayor Sherman Guyton’s assistant, read the book during their event, as well as Jessica Brown with Success by 6. Read more about the event here.