Young reader re­ceives school sup­plies

Dorchester Star - - NEWS -

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.

MIKE DETMER

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.

MIKE DETMER

In­com­ing kinder­gartener O’maji Daw­son checks out his school sup­plies he re­ceived from the United Way of the Eastern Shore.

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