From The Summer 2012 New Hampshire
Reach Out And Read New England
Grant Supports Reach Out and Read at Ammonoosuc Community Health Center
Teresa Brooks, left, presented
the Reach Out and Read program to the Littleton Rotary Club at a recent
meeting. Joining her are Kim Butler, Club President, and Frank Benham,
Rotary Literacy Committee Chair.
Getting books from the doctor is
now a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at all locations of
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (ACHS). Thanks to advocacy efforts from
Frank Benham, the Littleton Rotary Club's Literacy Committee Chair, ACHS
successfully secured the necessary seed money to purchase books to get Reach
Out and Read up and running in April.
The total donation of $1400 -
comprised of a $1000 Rotary Literacy Grant and $400 donated by the Littleton
Rotary Club itself - was recently presented to Teresa Brooks, ACHS' Director
of Patient Services and Reach Out and Read Coordinator. ACHS expects to serve
approximately 680 children throughout the 26 communities the Health Center
serves in northern Grafton and southern Coos counties. "Sites are
located in Littleton, Franconia, Whitefield, Warren and Woodsville,"
Reach Out and Read fits perfectly
with ACHS' mission to offer a network of affordable primary health services
in order to promote and support the well-being of individuals and families by
emphasizing preventive care and encouraging active participation in one's own
Consider asking your local Rotary
Club for support for your Program!