SWBC Volunteers at the United Way Literacy Event
Committed Through Service.
That’s the SWBC Cares slogan and a theme that over 60 employees and their families helped live out this past weekend.
SWBC employees volunteered at the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County – taking part in the United Way Literacy Kit Event.
United Way says that some children are not reading proficiently by the third grade and that makes them four times more likely to drop out of school.
So volunteers put together nearly 250 literacy kits with reading material and hands-on crafts for the students at Green Elementary. These kits are designed to promote the importance of reading. And, each one is created specifically so that the children can have one-on-one interaction with an adult reader – be it a parent or guardian. The added benefit – each student can take it home to share with his or her siblings!
Sharing in United Way’s mission and focusing on our community one literacy kit at a time.