Junior Board gift supports child literacy

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With a generous donation of $2,000, the Junior Board of Christiana Care Inc. has given more children the opportunity to curl up with a good book by growing the library at the Rocco A. Abessinio Family Wilmington Health Center at Wilmington Hospital. Pediatric patients ages 6 months to 5 years coming for a well visit and older children coming for sick visits all receive a new age-appropriate book. Along with their gift, Junior Board members collected more books so that more children can meet characters like Curious George, The Cat in the Hat and The Very Hungry Caterpillar when they visit the doctor. As part of Christiana Care’s participation in the national nonprofit Reach Out and Read program, Christiana Care volunteers read to children in the waiting room, fostering the joy of reading among pediatric patients and their families.

Christiana Care's Junior Board partnered with Jennifer LeComte, D.O, FACP, FAAP, (right) medical director of the Transitions and Pediatric practice, to add a dose of reading for children coming for care at Wilmington Hospital. Selecting books to read are 5-year-old Kamiah and 8-year-old Trayvon.
Christiana Care’s Junior Board partnered with Jennifer LeComte, D.O, FACP, FAAP, (right) medical director of the Transitions and Pediatric practice, to add a dose of reading for children coming for care at Wilmington Hospital. Selecting books to read are 5-year-old Kamiah and 8-year-old Trayvon.
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