Between November 8-17, members of the largest Kiwanis Club in the world will be reading to 386 preschoolers throughout The Magic City. Keep reading to find out why and how you can get involved.
Kiwanis’s mission is building through service
The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham often does some kind of literacy-related program each year, but, like with most things, COVID put a halt on these efforts for two years.
“One of the greatest gifts that we can give any child is the ability and joy of reading at a young age. Youth are at the heart of our mission of building by serving. We know this gift is one that will continue serving them throughout their lives.”Honora Gathings, Kiwanis Club of Birmingham Executive Director
How Kiwanis Reads works
This year, Kiwanians are excited to get back out into the city and read to 386 preschoolers through local Head Start programs in the following locations:
- Kingston Head Start
- United Ability
- Elyton Center
- Festival Head Start
After volunteers read, they’ll give copies of the book to the children so they can practice reading at home. The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham hopes that the experience and the books will help children develop a lifelong love of reading and let their imaginations soar.
Want to get involved in service projects like Kiwanis Reads in Birmingham?
Want to be part of bringing the magic to The Magic City? Here are a couple of stories that will show you how to get involved in local service organizations like Kiwanis:
- Meet Birmingham’s stellar service clubs, including three of the largest in the world
- How to make lasting connections in Birmingham—5 tips
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