Clarke County Wee Read Fundraising Team

Bobby Heath, Chair
Richard Boone

Brian Brooks
Bob Gardner
Charlie Maddox
Matt Hewett
Ed Perkins
Mixon Robinson

                                        Research proves that caring volunteers working with students of all ages, have the power to                                                     help kids boost academic achievement and put young people on track for a bright future. That’s why United Way of NEGA launched a new effort to recruit one hundred new volunteer readers. Learn more about volunteer opportunities and find out how you can get involved by helping kids read by completing and submitting the form below to receive additional information...

View the slideshow to see pictures from this year's Wee Read's Athens Kids Expo...

Wee Read Stockholder Program


Now YOU have the power to invest in a child's future through our Stockholder Program.


Oconee County Wee Read

Fundraising Team

Dr. Lisa Vaughn, Chair

Zoe Gatti

Lori Peterson

Nathan Bartlett

Kay Keller

Hal Jackson

Josh Tench

Sean Boyle

Wee Read


...a partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.


Wee Read was launched in January 2007 in an effort to encourage the vital practice of

reading to young children. In partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, every

registered child from birth to age 5 in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties receives one free,

age-appropriate hardback book in the U.S. Mail each month. This highly effective program

takes advantage of the natural excitement connected with receiving a package in the mail —

children are eager to open and dive into the brand new book that comes addressed specifically

to them. Parents are reminded and motivated to read to their young children when they receive

                                      a colorful, new, interesting book each month. This excitement surrounding books and reading                                                     will lead to a life-long love of reading in young children, an important characteristic for                                                                    educational success. Included in the back flap of each Wee Read book are reading                                                                           activities endorsed by the United Way for parents to use.

                                     The Wee Read program is available to all children living in Athens-Clarke and Oconee                                                                    counties regardless of socioeconomic status. Costing just $25 per child annually, every child in the county could be enrolled in the program at an annual cost of less than $175,000. Learn more.


Register your child, age birth - 5 here...




The Wee Read Program is made possible in Athens-Clarke and Oconee


County by these 2014 sponsors:


Athens-Clarke County Wee Read 2014 Donations and Grants



Partners

Harrison Foundation
Women's Leadership Circle


Patrons

Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation

Turner Family Foundation



Book Sponsors

Athens Rotary


Block Sponsors

2013 Holiday Benevolence Market

K. Gail Hawkins



Oconee Wee Read 2014 Donations and Grants


Partners

Harrison Foundation

Women's Leadership Circle


Patrons

Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation

Frances Wood Wilson Foundation


Neighborhood Sponsor

Oconee Rotary


Block Sponsor

Industrial Mechanical