Read to Grow 2017

July 05, 2018 By Kim Conrad

Read to Grow, focuses on improving early childhood literacy.  The Hartford Hospital Auxiliary fully supports funding of the program at Hartford Hospital. 

Members of the Auxiliary volunteer with the “‘’Books for Babies” program which provides books for newborns and their family members, offer advice on the importance of reading to and with children of all ages, and provide additional books periodically to families served by Read to Grow organization.  Last year Auxiliary members donated just over 930 books for the Read to Grow programs through the Annual Book drive. Books are given to the families of infants born at Hartford Hospital and later to their siblings at home to encourage literacy development.  

Literacy support and development is Read to Grow’s main focus.  In 2017, the Read to Grow "Books for Babies" program, with support from the Auxiliary, provided books and support for the 3,617 babies born at Hartford Hospital.

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