Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr and TopCats cheerleaders were among the guests Monday when Thompson Child & Family Focus celebrated the halfway mark of its 19th Annual March Madness for Reading, a monthlong reading initiative.
Teachers, parents and volunteer readers are pitching in to help the children read 25,000 books. Thompson Child & Family Focus was founded as an orphanage in 1886 and now operates as a nonprofit providing education and inpatient and outpatient treatment for children.
Charlotte Speech and Hearing has partnered with Thompson by providing each child with two books. The organization is still looking for volunteer readers. To help, visit www.thompsoncff.org/marchmadness or email Rachel Eldridge at email@example.com.
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