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United Way Championing Early Literacy

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Many studies have shown early literacy is key to setting children up for future successes.

United Way of Yellowstone County agrees wholeheartedly with that idea.

In cooperation with The Children's Clinic and Border States Electrical Supply, Reach Out and Read is a program targeted at children aged 6 months to 5 years old.

Shannon Steppler Yonts is a pediatrician with The Children's Clinic. She says Reach Out and Read will help give new, developmentally appropriate books at each of the child's Well Visits.

Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electrical Supply, says her company donated $27,500 because the program is a worthwhile cause and she hopes it inspires others in the Yellowstone County community to donate after her company's two year sponsorship ends.

To donate or get involved with United Way, go here.             

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