Literacy

2015 Corporate Reading Rally
Benefiting Emerson Elementary School in Tulsa, OK

EWI presented to Emerson Elementary special gifts of Lego Mindstorms robotics labs, a library book truck, an atlas stand, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) connections reference books, art connection reference books, and a cash donation which the school will use to purchase iPads.

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EWI of Houston donated three beautiful rugs which will be placed prominently in the all-purpose room of the school. We also celebrated the collection of more than 77,000 pages in books donated to the school from EWI chapters.  The students were then able to “shop” from this assortment of books to take home for their home library. Each student received a draw-string bag.

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In total, EWI, LCAM sponsors, and other generous donors provided more than $8,000 to make this gifting possible. Thank you to all who donated and sponsored!

A huge thank you to the following individuals who were instrumental in making the literacy initiative at Emerson Elementary a success:

Debbie Ash, 2015 Literacy Corporate Chair, Alzheimer’s Association, EWI of Tulsa
Donna Andrest, Double Tree by Hilton, EWI of Tulsa
Cynthia Sublett, World Travel, EWI of Tulsa
Heather Rettedal, Arvest Bank, EWI of Tulsa
Dana Nichols, Cimarex, EWI of Tulsa
Karen Kellogg, JP Morgan Chase, EWI of Tulsa
Annette Washburn, EWI of Houston
Diane Barber, EWI Director, Harrisburg, PA
Elisa Hartung, Usborne Books & More, EWI of St. Paul
Randall White, President, Usborne Books & More
Heather Cobb, Vice President, Usborne Books & More