Vecinos Unidos (VU) is so grateful to be a part of a community that supports local organizations like ourselves.
This October, with a donation from Reading is Fundamental (RIF) of Northern Virginia, we provided each of our children a gift of brand-new books, to help keep them motivated to read.
Our children received two books each (their choice!) and took them home to keep. The children were ecstatic! We heard cries of “wow!” and watched one of our second-graders clean his hands before picking up his brand-new books.
Earlier in the summer, RIF of NOVA also donated more than 200 books to our library. All the books were in wonderful condition—new or lightly used—and were carefully selected based on our children’s academic levels and interests. As a small non-profit, we were amazed by the generosity of RIF of NOVA as they stepped in immediately to help us.
Keeping our children excited to read is easier when we can provide them with books they enjoy and want to share with family and friends. Seeing them discover the joy of reading helps them develop a love of learning, and is fundamental to what we do at VU.