April 17, 2017

GREENVILLE, S.C. —United Way of Greenville County’s “Be a Book Bunny” project is encouraging reading by putting new books in the hands of more than 1,800 children this spring.

Employees at 51 companies and organizations, as well as members of United Way’s Young Philanthropists, volunteered to fill tote bags with new books and other small treats for children served by United Way partner programs.

“We want every child to have access to good books at home because being able to read on grade level is so important to a child’s success in school, now and in the future,” said Ted Hendry, president of United Way of Greenville County. “We are so grateful to all of the volunteers and companies for joining us to improve early literacy and school readiness in Greenville County.”

The tote bags were delivered to children served by 18 United Way partner programs, reaching more than 1,800 children.

Special thanks to these companies and organizations for participating:

Action Research Corporation

AECOM Technical Services, Inc.

Ahold USA

AMECO

Bausch + Lomb

Belk, Inc.-GWLN

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner REALTORS - Garlington Road Office

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner REALTORS - Simpsonville Office

BMW Manufacturing Co, LLC

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

Corley Plumbing Air & Electric

DP3 Architects, Ltd.

Encore Technology Group

Fabri-Kal Corporation

Find Great People International

Fox Carolina

G3 Goldsmith Company

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

GE

Godshall Professional Recruiting & Staffing

Greenville Country Club

Greenville County Library System

Greenville Health System

Greenville Technicial College

Greenwood Genetic Center

Hartness, an ITW Company

HomeTrust Bank

Hubbell Lighting, Inc.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Lizard Thicket Boutique

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Greenville

Marsh USA

Maxim Staffing Solutions

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

New Horizon Family Health Services, Inc.

O'Neal Inc.

Pet Dairy

Pierburg Inc.

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

SynTerra

TD Bank

The Blood Connection

The Reynolds Company

TPM

UBS

UPS Inside Sales Division

Verizon

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Woodward

Wyche, P.A.



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