Written by Madelaine Rekemeyer;
Director of Development
NorthLakes Community Clinic (Published 05/2017)
The Washburn Lions Club donated a generous gift of Scholastic books for NorthLakes Community Clinic’s childhood literacy programs; Reach Out and Read and Read Aloud With Your Kids.
“NorthLakes’ childhood literacy programs align with the Lions Club’s commitment to increase reading and literacy rates. My family always had books around since my mom is a third grade teacher in Washburn. She helped the Lions select the Scholastic books for a wide variety of ages and reading levels.” said Alan Seppa, President of Washburn Lions Club. “We know that NorthLakes Community Clinic reaches many young children and families of all financial means and some of these families are eligible for its sliding fee scale due to living within the federal poverty level. Many times, families go without “new” books. We hope our gift with the new books spark the next generation’s inspiration towards literacy, learning and education.”