February 16, 2023—The United Way of Pinal County recently received a $1000 grant from the Florence Copper Community Foundation (“Foundation”). This grant was the second that the Foundation had awarded to the United Way of Pinal County, with both grants supporting the organization’s Reading by 3rd Grade Initiative.
Collaborating with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the United Way of Pinal County’s Reading by 3rd Grade Initiative provides books to children in Florence and Pinal County aged 0-5 to support early childhood literacy. The Foundation’s most recent grant will provide an additional 480 quality books to local children.
“The United Way of Pinal County is excited and thankful to receive the $1,000 grant from the Florence Copper Community Foundation,” said Joseph Carruso, Development and Marketing Manager for the United Way of Pinal County. “Exposing children 5 and under to reading and the love of books is key to prepare them for kindergarten and ensure they do not start school already behind.”
Sponsoring a child to receive 12 quality books delivered to their home is just $25. To sponsor a child, learn more, or contribute in other ways, visit www.unitedwayofpc.org.