This month we produced a series of three read-aloud events, which were sponsored by Healthfirst.
Healthfirst has funded the distribution of almost 21,000 books this year, for a total of 41,000 books in two years.
We have produced a series of events sponsored by them at our health centers this month and will continue our mini-series of events with them next month.
The health centers that held events were Help One on Tuesday, September 13th, Boriken Neighborhood Health Center on September 19th, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center, on September 26th.
Throughout these events, we’ve had the pleasure of hearing readings from administrators at Healthfirst including Mr. Sean Kane, Chief Human Resources Officer at Healthfirst and Ann-Marie Adamson-Serieux, Manager of Special Projects & Partner Engagement.
Medical providers and staff at these sites have also read, including Boriken Board Member Myra Colon and Kim Henegan at The Floating Hospital, Help One.
At these events, over 80 children and families have received drawstring bags, school supplies, and healthy snacks, courtesy of Healthfirst.