United to Read 2016 was a HUGE Success!!
United Way of Horry County hosted over 155 volunteers in 148 first grade classrooms on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 from 10AM-11AM for a new literacy event that launched this Fall! Thanks to a donation from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, all volunteers were able to read “Peanut Butter & Cupcake” to each class, do an activity that correlated with the book, and leave it with the first grade classroom. Employees from over 75 different businesses and 26 retirees participated!!
This event corresponds with our dedication to early childhood education and is just the beginning of what United Way will be doing for our community and education system in this field!