Cayce, SC- The presentation of the books was held at Davis Early Childhood Center on Friday (January 20 @ 10am).
Dr. Cecil McClary, Principal at Davis contacted House of Raeford for help when the need for books became evident.
“House of Raeford and FLOCK are wonderful partners in our community and they love serving our students. We had a need come up and they were excited to help,” McClary said. “Because of their generous donation we now have over 500 new books for our students.”
Davis Early Childhood Center is a Title 1 Elementary School as it serves high percentages of children from low-income families. The school serves children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.
Dionne Louden is the Reading Coach at Davis. "When the students walked into their rooms and saw the new books, they were very excited," she said.
Friday morning every class had an opportunity to read dozens of new books selected specifically for each grade level and each child’s individual reading level.
“We are huge fans of all students and educators, and we love our friends at Davis Early Childhood Center! Getting the opportunity to provide resources to help young people learn to read is awesome. We hope this encourages not only the students, but the teachers and staff as well,” Chuck Underhill with FLOCK said. “We love all the smiles and high 5’s we receive from these young people. They are ready to learn and grow, and it’s a huge blessing that we have the opportunity to help.”
FLOCK is the non-profit arm of House of Raeford, which has a several facilities in the Midlands including a production facility in West Columbia. FLOCK works with food banks, feeding programs, churches, schools, outreach ministries and a variety of other organizations within the geographic area around their facilities by contributing product, monetary donations, volunteers and prayer support.