EDCSPIN CEO Charles A. Archer Donates Children's Books to Lutheran Family Health Centers

February 18, 2014—Brooklyn, NY—Children who visit Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC) will enjoy a collection of children’s books in their waiting rooms, thanks to a generous donation of books. The books were donated by Charles A. Archer, CEO of EDCSPIN, author of Everybody Paddles: A CEO Strategic Guide to Building Company Consensus,  and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Lutheran Family Health Centers.

Mr. Archer collected the books from friends and colleagues as part of a holiday celebration. His motivation was based on his own childhood experience:  “I grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant as the oldest of eight siblings,” said Mr. Archer, “and books transported me to places beyond the borough of Brooklyn.”

“As a CEO, attorney, and author, I credit reading to who I have become. Books were and still are critical to the building of my sense of well-being. In working with Reach Out and Read children in conjunction with Lutheran, the objective is that the children will garner the skills needed to perform better scholastically and have a healthy level of self-esteem.”

The Reach Out and Read program at Lutheran distributes thousands of books to children each year, along with the message that, for healthy brain development and school readiness, “reading is doctor-recommended.”

Mr. Archer’s book delivery included a read-aloud with children in the community health center’s waiting area. He was joined by Larry McReynolds, President of Lutheran Family Health Centers, and Kathy Hopkins, Senior Vice President of Community-Based Programs of Lutheran Family Health Centers.

On behalf of the children who will enjoy his generous book donation, we offer Mr. Archer a heartfelt THANK YOU!

Special thanks also to Aleida Kasir, Program Director, AmeriCorps/Reach Out and Read, and Jennifer Ching, Reach Out and Read Program Coordinator, at Lutheran Family Health Centers.

LFHC’s Reach Out and Read program is coordinated by Lutheran Family Health Centers’ Sunset Park AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps program and always welcomes new book donations and individuals interested in volunteering to read to children in our health centers. Learn more by calling 718-630-7175.

For information on EDCSPIN programs and services, visit edcspin.org.  To learn more about Everybody Paddles, visit everybodypaddles.org.

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