Through donations received and books collected by employees of the Exton Barnes and Noble, PIO has collected thousands of books to help improve literacy efforts in Chester County. In three years, PIO has provided over 10,000 books to 15 schools, community centers and literacy programs.
This year, teachers and administrators from Caln and Rainbow put in requests that will support grade-oriented literacy requirements. As a result, each child received their own book to keep and take home. Titles requested by the teachers ranged from traditional favorites including Charlottes Web to new, popular series such as Skippyjon Jones. “It was a fantastic way to start the New Year for our students!” said principal, Mary Jean Wilson-Stenz. “The teachers and students were so excited and much appreciative of the kindness and generosity of Partners in Outreach.”
Established in 2010, Partners in Outreach is a non-profit 501c(3) with a mission to provide compassion to others in their moments of need. With most of their efforts focused in Chester County, PIO has provided thousands of Easter outfits to families through Operation Easter Outfit, summer backpacks and camp supplies to hundreds of subsidized children through Summer Camp Partners, and food to Chester County Food Banks. For more information on Partners in Outreach, visit www.partnersinoutreach.org
Partners In Outreach-Caln1-2013 – pictured is Melissa Landrum’s 2nd Grade Class from Caln Elementary School