Marie's Got A Good Story To Tell! These little toddlers couldn't help but listen to the story about the crickets and all the noise that they make. Marie kept their attention for two whole stories!!!! The children were happy and waited patiently to click on the cricket buttons themselves.
BELOW: Leonard's Got A Good Story To Tell! Just take a look at the faces of the children at the YWCA Head Start on Grant Street. What's going on with the dog? The children were very good listeners and they were also very happy to get their very own book. GO! READ YWCA Head Start
Brigitte, Carol, Marie and Rita joined the two hour drive down south to Bolivar-Richburg that borders Olean, and to a place that was once a pit stop for railroads going back to the 1880's. It's a small community of less than 3,000. Ohana100 to read and distribute books to Bolivar-Richburg Elementary for nearly 4 years.
Its never too early to start getting A GOOD GRIP ON A BOOK. Kids and their mothers at Priscilla enjoyed Valentine stories with our volunteers! Have a Happy Valentine's Day.
All students at West Buffalo Charter (WBC) received books from Ohana100, thanks to students who attended the WNY Children's Book EXPO . Yes! Those kids made it possible for the entire school to receive books for the 2nd year in a row. Volunteer Ms. Lorraine joined in the distribution and also read to all 60 kindergartners! WHOOOO HOOOO! Congratulations! GO! READ WBC
Ohana100 Ambassadors were able to spread the joy of giving this holiday with special books for their students. Volunteers traveled north to read with children in Newfane and far south to kids in Delevan. They also read with kids in Buffalo and far east in Holley. See the joy of giving in WNY. GO ! READ
WNY CHildren's Book EXPO was on Saturday, November 11 at the Buffalo Convention Center. The event featured over 40 authors from across the country and internationally. Ohana100 volunteers helped to distribute over 600 books to every child that attended the event. They were also able to meet the authors up close. Thank you to MSMD for this wonderful partnership and allowing Ohana100 to be part of this literacy event for the past 3 years. Thank you to all our volunteers for carving out time to spread the joy of reading on this day!
Ohana100 participates in the Annual Apple Festival hosted by Clarence United Methodist Church. This is one way we can spread the word about what we are doing for children in the WNY communities.
Volunteers Sandy, Brigitte, Rita, Marie, Catherine and Madison stopped by to help.
Wrapping up the school year Ohana100 volunteers read to many programs throughout WNY during the months of May and June.
There's so much excitement reading with children at FHC. For volunteers like Ms. Sandy and Ms. Marie, its wonderful to see the children every month and really seeing them grow. They are curious, they want to share their thoughts and they have so many questions!
First graders at Clinton Elementary had a great time hearing stories from Ms. Marie, Mr. David, Mr. Sam, Ms. Barbara and Ms. Pat.
Students at Newfane elementary School who excelled or those who showed improvement in reading and writing were recognized by their teachers and Ohana100. Each student received a GO! READ Challenge Certificate, two new books and a book mark. Congratulations to all student. Keep up the great work! GO! READ Newfane EL
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!! Many kids at Newfane Early Childhood Center were dressed to celebrate Dr. Seuss Bday and volunteers also read some wonderful Dr. Seuss stories. GO! READ NECC.
On Monday Feb. 20th volunteers visited with families of the Priscilla Project. Volunteers shared stories with the mothers, read stories and played some activities with the children. It was certainly a wonderful time to bond with the mothers and children.
On Tuesday, February 7 Ohana100 volunteers read to 1st graders at Newfane Elementary. Volunteers teamed up and read a couple stories to each class. Students were wonderful listeners and they appreciated stories. Hopefully they'll get to meet up with the same volunteers at the next month. GO! READ Newfane EL
GO! READ Ambassador Ms. Malia kicked off the New Year reading to Nepali families from The Priscilla Project of Buffalo (PPB)on Monday, January 23 . The project services low-income and pregnant refugee women. GO! READ PPB
It was Pajama Day for kids at ABCD Newfane on Thursday, December 22nd. It was a surprise having Ohana100 volunteers read with the kids and gift each child with two books to take home! It was very exciting to see the expressions on their faces. Happy Holidays! GO! READ ABCD Newfane
It was a beautiful site at West Buffalo Charter School on Wednesday, December 21st, when every student (350) received a book to take home for the holiday. Our senior volunteer shared a holiday story with all students in grades K and 1. Happy Holidays! GO! READ WBC
On Tuesday, December 20th volunteers shared Holiday stories with kids at the Family Help Center in Buffalo. They also showered each child with a special holiday gift to take home. GO! READ FHC Kids
On Tuesday, December 13th Ohana100 volunteers traveled to Newfane Elementary in Niagara County to read with and deliver 187 books to grades K and 1. The kids enjoyed this holiday visit especially their gift of aloha! GO! READ Newfane EL
The holiday giving continued to Newfane Early Childhood Education Center in Burt, NY where volunteers read and delivered 88 gifts. GO! READ NECEC Kids
On Monday, December 12th Ohana100 volunteers drove an hour out to Orleans County to read with and delivered the joy of holidays to kids at Agri-Business Child Development in Holley. The kids were very excited to receive special books to take home for Christmas. GO! READ Holley Kids
ON Thursday, December 8 volunteers visited Miss Michelle Class at Green Acres. The children were anxious to hear from the readers. They enjoyed each story read and were able to receive a special holiday gift from Ohana100. GO! READ Green Acre Kids