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'READ UP!'

The Honor Credit Union Story Hour

One of the best ways to impact educational attainment for children in low income communities is to develop their reading skills. To develop those skills children are encouraged kids to read at home, however many children living in poverty in the U.S. do not have access to books at their houses. This is where you come in!

This Spring, Honor Credit Union employees helped us collect over 10,000 new and gently used books to be distributed through area programs, shelters and strategic businesses to get books in kid’s hands whose families may not be able to afford to the extra expense of buying books. Thanks to a partnership between United Way of Southwest Michigan and Honor Credit Union we are able to get these books right in to the hands of kids who need them by creating summer 'Read Up' locations for the Honor Story Hour. 

The Honor Story Hour will give children access to books while experiencing the power of storytelling through an Honor Credit Union reading volunteer. Honor Credit Union employees will read a story to kids at area 'Meet Up, Eat Up' sites then give the children a chance to pick out books of their very own from a portable library to take home and read. “Meet Up, Eat Up’ sites are part of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) from the USDA that ensures low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. 

Find a location and time you would like to 'Read Up' at at the links to the right on this page to sign up. 

Reading aloud increases a child’s attention span and excites that child about reading.  That excitement will be continued when Honor Credit Union volunteers give children a chance to pick out books of their very own to keep. This interaction will impact them for a lifetime! 

VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTIONS - Printable PDF

    Honor Story Hour

    Watervliet

    Dowagiac

    Niles

    Benton Harbor

    Brandywine High School