ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 29, 2015- At a luncheon held on April 27, 2015, home-builder Landon Homes presented the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida (ELC) with more than 150 children’s books to help promote early literacy.
The luncheon was hosted by Landon Homes, which is locally owned and operated, in order to promote “Landon Homes March for Literacy.”
The goal of the project is to help ELC promote and provide early literacy through book donations to all children in the St. Augustine area.
The donation will help ELC with many of their scheduled literacy programs, including their annual “Three-Year-Old Book Bag Project” program, which gave away more than 1500 books to the children they serve in their six-county region.
“For the children, I think owning their own brand-new book could help foster a new love for reading, which is a great start to improve future statistics,” said Marjorie Taylor of Landon Holmes.
According to the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL), roughly 93 million adults in the U.S. have basic and below-basic literacy skills.
“This generous donation of books is going to make such an impact to the lives of the families we serve,” said ELC’s Early Literacy Coordinator Joan Whitson.
For more information about early literacy or book donations, please email Joan Whitson at [email protected] or visit www.elcnorthflorida.org.
Sponsorship by the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida and the state of Florida, Division of Early Learning.