The PPL Foundation and PPL employees donated more than 25,000 new and gently used books to more than 5,000 students in 21 schools through its Cover to Cover program in June.
The project was designed to provide the books to students in grades K-3 who are at risk of falling behind in reading over the summer. It’s been proven that children who miss out on reading and learning opportunities in the summer can fall behind as much as two grade levels by the fifth grade.
“PPL employees have shown their generosity by giving the gift of reading,” said Lissette Santana, senior manager, Corporate Relations. “Through Cover to Cover we have positively affected thousands of young lives. We’re excited about continuing this program next year and making a difference in the lives of so many students.”