Program sites throughout the state use the Rx for Summer Reading campaign as an opportunity to involve other members of the community in encouraging the children and parents that they serve to stay focused on reading together daily during the summer months. We were honored to begin a new partnership with the Clayne Crawford Foundation during our campaign this summer. Mr. Crawford joined us at the Rx for Summer Reading event at the UAB Primary Care Clinic and read Alabama, My Home Sweet Home, as well as other books to the children in attendance. He also took a tour of the clinic, learning more about the program and how books and brains count!
Clayne Crawford is an American actor born and raised in Clay, Alabama. He understands what great potential can come from engaging with a community founded on family values. Through the work of his Foundation, Mr. Crawford and his supporters are partnering with Reach Out and Read-Alabama to bring hope and support to the children and families in Alabama to help build a community of inspired lives.
Collaboration and partnership doesn’t just stop with the Foundation. Encouraging their supporters to create a #ripple effect, Cereal Killer restaurant held a book drive in Fairhop and collected over 100 books. Elizabeth Haymon, RN, site program coordinator for Eastern Shore Children’s Clinic said, “Our waiting room shelves are now full thanks to the book drive.”