More than 8,300 students in grades K-3 will experience the joy of summer reading and reap the benefits of avoiding the “summer slide” through PPL’s Cover to Cover reading program.
New or gently used books were donated by employees and the PPL Foundation in the fourth annual Cover to Cover reading program. Books were delivered to 25 schools throughout the company's 29-county service area. Each student was able to select four books to keep and read over the summer.
“Cover to Cover helps children who would otherwise miss out on reading and learning opportunities in the summer,” said Lissette Santana, senior manager-Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. “Not reading over the summer can cause these young students to fall behind as much as two grade levels by the fifth grade. We’re proud to inspire their love of reading, which helps students stay on track.”
PPL partnered with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Cops 'n' Kids of the Lehigh Valley and WVIA in Pittston, Pennsylvania.
Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation will support organizations that are working to create vibrant, sustainable communities and are empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations.