Early Math/Books Count Initiative benefits from recent grant awards from Nick's ' Kids Foundation and the Community Foundation of South Alabama

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Nick’s Kids’ Foundation awards grant to programs in Tuscaloosa

Reach Out and Read-Alabama was honored to be one of the 138 organizations that received a grant at the Nick’s Kids’ Foundation Giveaway on August 1. The foundation donated more than $560,000 during its annual luncheon in the Zone in Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama. Four practices in Tuscaloosa serve over 6500 children and their families each year through the program. 

“We are proud of the support from Coach Saban and his wife, Ms. Terry, to build a foundation of success in the children and families that we serve,” said Polly McClure, statewide coordinator.

This is the seventh year that the program has been awarded support.


Community Foundation of South Alabama partners with Reach Out and Read-Alabama in Mobile and Baldwin counties

Reach Out and Read-Alabama is proud to partner with the Community Foundation of South Alabama with our Early Math/Books Count Initiative in Southwest Alabama.  Focusing on supporting the children and families in the underserved and rural communities in Mobile and Baldwin County, the award will allow us to train providers, educate parents  and prescribe books at 500 key well child visits that will help close the opportunity gap that hinders children’s ability to reach their full potential and threatens the communities’ future prosperity.

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