W.E. FOUNDATION GIVES BOOKS FOR SUMMER READING
Gaston County schoolchildren will have more opportunities to read over the summer break thanks to a group geared toward empowering women and children in areas of careers, health and education. The W.E. Foundation donated 100 gently used books last week to Gardner Park Elementary School. Schoolchildren took the books home to read over the summer. Leaders of the Women Empowerment Foundation learned of the "Give Five-Read Five" program from a news story published in The Gaston Gazette. The program aims to give Gaston County schoolchildren five books to read over the summer break to help them prepare for the next grade when school starts back in August."The article resonated to me in such a way because of two important reasons. One, I am a mother of two daughters therefore the importance of education is imperative in my home," said Kimberly Armstrong–Johnson, president and founder of the W.E. Foundation.