Manchester, KY –Save the Children has donated two reading corners to Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH), placed in the ED waiting area on the first floor as well as the waiting area located on the third floor outside of the OB wing.
“MMH is committed to the community and recognizes that literacy is important in daily lives,” said Deann Allen, Memorial Hospital (MH) Foundation Director. “We could not be more excited to accept this gift from Save the Children.”
There is a paralleled effort between MMH and STC to reach out to the community and offer resources that will improve the lives our children. These reading corners are a quintessential example of that effort.
To honor that gift, there was a dedication ceremony on September 21st at 1:00pm in the ED lobby. In attendance were: Shane Garver, Save the Children (STC) Deputy Director for Kentucky Programs, Lee Ann Gabbard, STC, Judy Smith, Clay County Schools STC Coordinator, Erika Skula, MMH CEO and Deann Allen, Memorial Hospital (MH) Foundation Director, along with other hospital staff.
To begin the dedication, Mark Bondarenko, MMH Chaplain conducted an opening prayer. After the prayer, Erika Skula and Shane Garver added books to the reading corner and spoke a few words. The MH Foundation has also partnered with Scholastic F.A.C.E to purchase books at a reduced cost.
*published in the Manchester Enterprise