The Granite YMCA Receives the Gift of Literacy
Nearly 150 students enrolled in the YMCA of Downtown Manchester’s preschool program and the YMCA of Greater Londonderry’s kindergarten program were chosen to receive the gift of literacy. Working with Granite United Way, Comcast generously donated books that were gifted to the classrooms as well as each of the students.
In celebration of National Reading Month, Comcast volunteers joined Granite United Way for the book presentation on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Volunteers read Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra to the students and then gifted the classroom and each student with a copy.
“We are so grateful and appreciative to be considered for this gift of literacy for our students and for the Comcast volunteers to visit and read to our classroom,” commented Michele Sheppard, COO of The Granite YMCA.
As a charitable organization, the Y is focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Supporting families and the community in their efforts to raise healthy, confident, connected children is a core value of the Y’s mission.
About Granite United Way
Granite United Way is an experienced and trusted organization dedicated to leveraging the resources of investors and volunteers to create lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community’s most pressing needs. Granite United Way is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families by supporting programs in the areas of education, income and health. Granite United Way works with over 1,000 companies, 25,000 investors and thousands of volunteers every year to make our communities a better place. Granite United Way holds distinguished recognitions by both GuideStar and Charity Navigator, nationally known charity evaluators.
Granite United Way serves the Central Region, Merrimack County, North Country, Norther Region, Southern (Manchester/Derry/Salem), and Upper Valley Regions of NH and VT as well as Windsor County, VT. For more information, visit www.graniteuw.org.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information
About The Granite YMCA
As one of the state’s longest standing and most enduring non-profits, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, and family strengthening. Across the state, its six branches engage 30,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve their health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2018, The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at over $1.77 million to 22,890 individuals. To learn more, please visit www.graniteymca.org.