A partnership between the United Way and the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District is allowing younger students more opportunities.
On Tuesday, The United Way gave out over 4,000 books to pre-K and Kindergarten students.
Harlingen C.I.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos shared his excitement about the partnership.
“Christmas came early in H.C.I.S.D. Over 4,000 books are being distributed today,” said Cavazos.
According to Harlingen C.I.S.D., The United Way received a grant from First Book, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing early literacy programs to communities in need.
First Book’s website stated that their goal was to remove barriers that, “stand in the way for kids in low-income communities, including scarce books and learning materials and a lack of diversity in books that do reach them.”
Cavazos said every student received a book to take home to continue their passion for reading.