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Community Service Project at the 2012 Membership Dinner, November 14, 2012

Posted almost 5 years ago by Wendy Rusin

NP Week Community Service Project - We have once again selected Reach Out and Read (ROR) for our annual Community Service project during National Nurse Practitioner Week and Awards Dinner on Wednesday November 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm, Marriott Center (220 South State)~~ Registration open this week~~

What is Reach Out and Read (ROR)? ROR is a national non-profit organization that makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. The ROR model promotes early literacy by giving new developmentally-appropriate books to children, and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud, during the routine Well Child Care Visit.

What do I need to do? Participation is easy - just bring a new or gently loved children’s book (ages 6 months to 5 years) with you when you attend the awards dinner.  If you know someone who could donate a large volume, we would welcome that as well.

Cash donations are also welcome and allow for purchase of books directly from ROR at a discounted price. Books are distributed to health clinics with a ROR designation.

Please join us and thank you for your participation in this special service project!

*Bring your books or donation to the NP Awards dinner.

* Can’t make the dinner? Send or bring a donation to Julie Steele, South Main Clinic, 3690 South Main Street   SLC, UT 84115    call questions to (385-468-3952)

 Or

* Drop off new or gently loved books through November 30th to Julie Steele at South Main Clinic or 3rd floor University of Utah College of Nursing

 For more information about Reach Out and Read go to the ROR website at: www.reachoutandread.org.