United Way of Kern County distributing new books to preschools

Local News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — As part of Read Cross America, the United Way of Kern County is distributing new books to preschools.

For a kickoff event, volunteers are packaging nearly 600 books to send to children in its Book of the Month Club, a release said.

“When a child is given a brand new book in their hands, it is an investment in their future,” said Rachel Hoetker, United Way of Kern County’s education manager. “We know that if children have a love for books, it will lead to a love for reading, which will lead to greater academic success down the road.”

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More Local News