BWB is SC winner of $20K award from Tom's of Maine

Post date: Dec 3, 2015 5:49:41 PM

December 3, 2015 -- BEGIN WITH BOOKS (BWB) has been selected as one of 52 winners from across the country in the seventh annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” community giving program. The organization will receive $20,000 to fund thousands of monthly book deliveries to babies and toddlers throughout Charleston County. Patty Bennett-Uffelman, program co-director, praised Tom’s of Maine for its community giving. “The impact of a grant like this on our local program is tremendous; we are going to direct a large portion of the grant toward expansion of services to the City of North Charleston, where 40% of the City’s 8,850 age-eligible children live in poverty. We want to start putting books in those children’s homes as soon as possible.”

The Tom’s of Maine funding is enough to sponsor 606 children in the early reading program for one year and to deliver 7,272 books to their homes by mail.