Young reader receives school supplies
CAMBRIDGE — A kindergartener who was the 5,000th graduate of a local reading program received a special package of books and back to school supplies on Tuesday, Aug. 25, in Cambridge.
New Sandy Hill Elementary School student O’maji Dawson and his mother, Shanina Legette, received the award from United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore representatives to celebrate his gradation from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
In 2012, UWLES began its partnership with the Dolly Parton Foundation to offer the Imagination Library program, a service that provides any local child the opportunity to receive one free book a month delivered by mail to their home, from birth until their fifth birthday. To date, more than 9,000 local children have participated in the program.
Representatives of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore awarded a special package of books and back to school supplies to O’maji Dawson, the 5,000th graduate of their Imagination Library program that fosters reading in young children.
Incoming kindergartener O’maji Dawson checks out his school supplies he received from the United Way of the Eastern Shore.