Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation awarded $500 grant
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation was awarded a $500 grant from International Paper Foundation for its Baby Bookworm project. The foundation’s goal is to put a new book in the hands of every newborn baby born at Brunswick Medical Center. Close to 600 babies are born at Brunswick Medical Center each year.
Brunswick county deals with a 40 percent illiteracy rate with 49 percent of its school age children meeting criteria for free lunch and 61 percent meeting the criteria for free or reduced lunch. In addition to providing a book to all newborns, the foundation will also provide parents information on literacy education, adult literacy services and GED training.
Reading to children is important in their development and ultimate success. Learning to read is the most important work of students in elementary school. Through the Baby Bookworm project, we hope to arm families with resources to improve literacy in our community. Help Brunswick Medical Center Foundation continue to support it patients, click here to donate today.
About International Paper:
International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper. It creates packaging products that protect and promote goods, enable worldwide commerce and keep consumers safe; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; papers that facilitate education and communication; and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability for the on-the-go consumer.
Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, International Paper employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers around the globe.