New Books for Fort Bend County First-Graders

Sprint Waste Services is proud to be involved in ACHIEVE Fort Bend County, a coalition of business, education and community leaders that strives to reduce dropout rates and provide opportunity for citizens in Fort Bend County without high school diplomas.

ACHIEVE’s Summer Reading Program provides at-risk first-graders with their own books at the beginning of each summer. This year’s program raised $37,000, allowing the distribution of approximately 9,000 books to 742 children with reading deficiencies who otherwise might be unable to keep up with reading during the summer months. Thanks to the contributions from Sprint Waste Services, the Sprint Fort Bend County Landfill and other benefactors, each child in this year’s program received 12 books with his or her name in each book. The photos below show some of the children with their brand-new books and put smiling faces on this important program.

“We continue to be very grateful to the Sprint Companies and Sprint Waste Services for your participation in our summer reading program,” said Lucia Street, president of ACHIEVE’s board of directors. “All of us working together are making a difference in the lives of these children and their families as well as helping to provide a brighter and more meaningful future for our community as a whole.”

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