Wolves Honor Neighborhood House Through Read To Achieve Month
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Neighborhood House, a family and child education program that creates a positive, nurturing environment for multi-cultural, multi-lingual children and their caregivers, received $2,500 grant as part of the FastBreak Foundation’s Read To Achieve Month. The month-long initiative aims to foster the love of reading and put books in the hands of Minnesota children.
Timberwolves President Chris Wright presented the check for $2,500 to Neighborhood House President Armando Camacho.
According to their official website, Neighborhood House was founded in 1897 to help immigrants of Russian Jewish descent relocating in the United States. It has become an organization that helps serve people from around the world who relocate to Minnesota seeking a better life for themselves or their families.
The FastBreak Foundation will continue their initiative throughout the month with additional grants awarded at the Wizards and Mavericks games this week. The Foundation will also host Reading Timeouts featuring players and members of the team’s staff throughout the month, and on March 24 against Chicago the team will host Read To Achieve Night. Any student who completes the Wolves’ Starting Five reading incentive program will receive tickets to the Bulls game.
The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation provides and supports hands-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Through giving, education and basketball opportunities, the Foundation enables young people to make responsible decisions, contribute to their futures, and experience lifelong memories.
In the past year, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and the Minnesota Lynx Foundation have combined to impact 2,146 organizations with $842,790 in in-kind donations, 20,000 Tickets for Kids donations, 3,107 volunteer hours, 53 community members honored on-court, and 15 grants distributed.
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