Carrollton Dawnbreakers Rotary donates to Tanner ReadER book program
In Georgia, 17 percent of adults lack basic literacy skills, meaning that they struggle to perform even the most basic of concrete and simple tasks like reading a set of instructions.
One simple thing that our community can do to improve local literacy rates is to make books accessible to area children and foster an interest in reading whenever possible. The Dawnbreakers has risen to the challenge by donating over 3,000 books this year alone.
The Tanner ReadER program provides age-appropriate books to every child who visits one of Tanner Health System’s three regional, 24-hour emergency departments. These books will give parents an opportunity to share an escape with their child into a story, away from the trauma or illness that made their visit necessary.
Conceived by Tanner’s emergency department physicians, the Tanner ReadER program is sponsored by Carrollton Emergency Physicians and Tanner Health System.
To donate gently used books or funds to Tanner ReadER, call 770.812.GIFT.
– Press Release