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United Way of the Big Bend Hands Out 4,500 Books for Read United Week

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Posted at 11:00 AM, May 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-05 07:13:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- It's once again Read United Week, and United Way of the Big Bend is stepping up for area first graders.

For the fifth year in a row, the organization is handing out 4,500 books to all 300 first grade students in Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla counties.

All week long, about 200 community volunteers are also reading to every first grade classroom. WTXL ABC 27's Sunrise anchor Kellie Bartoli and meterologist Max Tsaparis were happy to take part, reading to classes at Ft. Braden.

For more information about United Way of the Big Bend's Early Education efforts, click here.