FRAMINGHAM – Read to a Child, a lunchtime reading program at the Wilson and Brophy elementary schools in Framingham, has received a $5,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation.
The program pairs high-risk students in grades 1-4, with adult volunteer mentors from a number of local companies and community organizations for weekly read-aloud sessions at the two schools.
According to Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, the Foundation
grant will support program materials, books, and volunteer training and recruitment, to help ensure sustainability of the program.
“We’ve watched the growing success of this program over the past five years of our support, and we’re pleased to continue our partnership with Read to a Child again this year,” said Sousa.
The $5,000 grant to Read to a Child was among awards totaling $67,000 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $3.7 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.
Caption: Celebrating MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent grant are (from left) Gregory Kennedy, MutualOne Bank first vice president; Read to a Child Boston Directors Kristen Baxter and Linda Winin; and Yves Munyankindi, MutualOne Bank charitable foundation administrator.