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Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Honored by Wells Fargo through ‘Days of Giving’

Ferst Foundation was honored by Wells Fargo with a $1,000 grant at the Days of Giving celebration in Atlanta on Oct. 22.

Ferst Foundation was among 65 groups chosen by the bank’s team members for the recognition taking place at ZOO Atlanta. The donation helped push total giving to more than $1.5 million across Georgia since the program’s beginning six years ago.

“We can do so much with this and we appreciate Wells Fargo’s gift,” said Betsy Wagenhauser, Ferst Foundation’s President. “Times remain trying for many and the needs are great.”

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W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation grants monies to the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

Monies to Assist in Expansion of their Program

WR and Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation (Baraboo, WI), the charitable arm of Nordic Group of Companies, Ltd. has made a donation of $20,000 to Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy based in Madison, Georgia. Nordic Group is the parent company of Flambeau, Inc. located in Madison, Georgia and headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Betsy Wagenhauser, President of Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy stated, "We are beside ourselves with joy for this wonderful gift from the W.R. and Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation!

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Thanks to Clothes Less Traveled
for Their Generous Donation

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is greatly appreciative of Clothes Less Traveled for their generous donation. These funds will enable Ferst Foundation to register 200 additional children here in Fayette County.

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is a non-profit foundation which “Provides books to Georgia preschool children to prepare them for reading and learning success.”

The books are mailed every month to each child in our program free of charge between birth and five years of age. Ferst Foundation hopes to instill a life long love of reading, and afford a chance for success in school.

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Pediatrics Group to Recommend
Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

The New York Times: In between dispensing advice on breast-feeding and immunizations, doctors will tell parents to read aloud to their infants from birth, under a new policy that the American Academy of Pediatrics will announce on Tuesday.

With the increased recognition that an important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child’s life, and that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills, the group, which represents 62,000 pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor.

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