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Providing books to children across Kern County

Reading is more than a pastime, stories can shape, and even change, the lives of people who read them, especially children. In honor of Read Across America Day, an initiative is making sure Kern County kids have books at home and ones that make them feel seen. United Way of Kern County read books, sang songs, distributed home libraries filled with books and resources to multiple schools throughout Kern County in honor of Read Across America. Thank you to all of our partners and the organizations that allowed us to celebrate and make this week special for the children in Kern County!

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Early Childhood Literacy

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We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.