WE GOT OUR GO! READ BOOKS!

WNY GO! READ distributions started in February and volunteers are making their way around the region to deliver GO! READ books. Here are just a few photos of children that received their books.

TEENS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Mahalo to our Ohana100 teen volunteers from Holland Middle School Joshua and Henry. Thank you for coordinating a campus book drive and for successfully collecting 148 books.

Joshua and Henry participate in many campus activities and they are also active members of the school‘s honor society. Mahalo to their school advisor Ms. Jennifer Suckow providing support to these teenagers and for also encouraging community service.

For their hard work and commitment to literacy, Ohana100 gifted free new books to all 8th graders at Holland Middle School. Congratulations and GO! READ

WNY GO! READ

On Tuesday, February 12 WNY GO! READ campaign kicked-off in Newfane. The Newfane Elementary School kindergartners, Newfane Early Childhood Center students and Community Action Organization Newfane Students were the first children to receive their GO! READ books in Western New York. LOCKPORT JOURNAL

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Big Mahalo to Newfane Central School District for housing the 20,000+ books and for joining in our mission in getting kids throughout WNY excited about reading a book! WNY GO! READ

FALL OUTREACH EVENTS

In December, NY KDWT youth volunteers organized a Holiday Special at Canterbury Woods Assisted Living Center. Great Performance Everyone!

In October volunteers promoted Ohana100 at the Amherst Senior Center Annual volunteer event.


In September, theNew York Institute of Massage held their Annual Massage-A-Thon to benefit Ohana100 at the Galleria Mall. MAHALO NYIM Team for your continued support!

MAHALO TO THE NIGHTINGALES

Youth members of the Clarence United Methodist Church, Ruth Nightingale along with siblings, Noah, Aiden, Oliver and good friend Maddy decided to give back to the community by raising funds for a charity and set up a table at the Apple Festival in October. They chose Ohana100 as recipient of their hard work. Their generous donation will provide new books to children in our community. MAHALO to the Nightingale Team for your support and for believing in our mission!!

Got A Good Story To Tell

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.  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

WNY Children's Book EXPO

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!

Spring Reading Around WNY

Wrapping up the school year Ohana100 volunteers read to many programs throughout WNY during the months of May and June.

 

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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.