Huntington Police Officer is Encouraging Literacy to Kids from Huntington Station Low-income and Immigrant Families
BELOW PLEASE FIND A LETTER FROM A HUNTINGTON POLICE OFFICER LOOKING FOR DONATIONS TO SURPASS LAST YEARS GOAL.
Hello, my name is Tom Arana-Wolfe and I am a police officer in Huntington, New York. Back in Fall 2013, I worked with the Family Service League (FSL) in Huntington Station and created a Fall reading contest for children from low-income families. Participants read several age-appropriate books and wrote a brief essay on each one.
In December 2013, we had an awards pizza party for all participants and out of my own pocket I gave away two Amazon Kindle White Paper tablets and a Sony Playstation 4 game system to the winners. Recent updates I received from FSL inform me that the winners continue to be some of their best youth program members.
I am looking to expand my initial work and hand out to twenty children an Amazon Kindle Fire Kids tablet with a kid-proof protective case and one year Kindle Unlimited subscription. I will be asking them in return to read a book a month that is picked out by a FSL staffer and briefly summarize it.
If I am lucky enough to surpass my goal, I will use the extra money to not only expand the amount of children we help but to extend the Kindle Unlimited subscriptions ($9.99 a month/ $119 a year).
Please help me reach out and help the community I serve. Please spread the word through your social media so that i can attain the last $800 of my goal. My GoFundMe web link is www.gofundme.com/2e66qbs4
Police Officer, Suffolk County, NY