Adam Bahr and Mary Stierwalt with kindergarten class

SCICF Board members Adam Bahr (back center) and Mary Stierwalt (seated to the left of Bahr) stand with Mrs. Kris Andersen’s Kindergarten class at Columbus Elementary in Chariton recently.

The South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) Board recently visited the Chariton Community School Kindergarten classrooms as a part of the organization’s reading project.

The SCICF believes children are one of our greatest assets and all must be good readers to be productive citizens able to positively contribute to society as adults. Now, in its fourth year, the project has been expanded to kindergartners. Approximately 90 Lucas County children were impacted. For some, it was the very first book they can call their own. The books the Board read and the children received were, “If You Give A Mouse A Brownie” by Laura Numeroff and “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner.

The South Central Iowa Community Foundation is a vehicle for people to make a lasting difference in their community. Its central purpose is to serve the needs and philanthropic goals of donors who wish to better their community, now and in the future.

Read the December 3, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.

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