Read Your World received two grants from The Village Bank which allowed us to deliver 30 Diverse Classroom Book Kits to teachers in Newton, Massachusetts.
Bookmarks for each student. Each book package contained at least one book from a Newton-affiliated author.
The Village Bank is a local bank serving Newton, Wayland, and Waltham in Massachusetts.
(left to right: Joe De Vito, CEO; Mia Wenjen, President and Co-Founder of Read Your World; Susan Paley, Vice President of Community Relations)
I may be a little biased, but my family has all their bank accounts with them. They don’t require large minimums for checking or saving accounts to avoid monthly fees. I also love the people there.
Bowen Cooperative Preschool Teacher.
The reason why we got our first grant from The Village Bank is due to the branch manager, Tara Nowlan, at the West Newton location. When I set up my account for Read Your World, she asked what our nonprofit did.
Book packages ready to be delivered!
She is a voracious reader so she really appreciated that we are getting diverse books in the hands of readers. It was her support that helped us get on the radar, resulting in our first grant.
Second Church Preschool teacher with Diverse Classroom Kit.
It was really fun to deliver the book packages to the teachers at their schools and see how truly excited they were. to get diverse books for their classrooms.
Second Church Preschool teachers and Director.
Thank you again to The Village Bank for their generous grant!
Second Church Preschool teachers.
Peirce Elementary School Teachers.
Temple Shalom security guard, receiving a package for the preschool.
B.I.T.C. (Brookline Infant Toddler Center) teacher.
Countryside Elementary School teachers.
Preschool teacher at Gan Shelanu.
Temple Emanuel Preschool teacher.
Meeting House Child Care Center Preschool teacher.
Jackson Walnut Park School teacher with packages for five teachers.
F.A. Day Middle School front desk accepting for librarian.
Williams Elementary School principal receives six packages for teachers.
Toddler Loving Care Nursery School preschool teacher.