BANGOR – Families will soon be receiving a lot more children books this holiday season.
Penquis received a grant of over $5,000 to promote reading and learning at home.
The donation is from “The Molina Foundation” as part of its launch into learning national literacy campaign.
The campaigns goal is to provide resources to help children, parents, and caregivers create world filled homes through reading and learning together.
Pediatrics behavioral health coordinator Carolyn Gudror said “Oh it’s wonderful I love seeing the faces on our families when they get things that brings such joy.”
Acadia behavioral health home program manager Susan Slick added “A lot of the difficult times in their lives so it’s nice to have these special moments. Where it’s just fun. Where just doing something fun and giving back.”
The storybooks will be distributed to families through Penquis CPPC and a variety of local agencies to support the children and families who are in need.
Penquis presented Acadia Hospital with a portion of those books Thursday to be given to children to take home.