Hathaway Brown GROW Foundation makes book donation to Daily Dose of Reading

Hathaway Brown GROW Foundation makes book donation to Daily Dose of Reading

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On Thursday February 28 at approximately 11:15 A.M. students from Hathaway Brown School GROW Foundation will be delivering books to Daily Dose of Reading at 2054 South Green Road, South Euclid, Ohio; in the offices of Sender’s Pediatrics.


Daily Dose of Reading is a nonprofit organization that works to improve literacy in children by empowering families through reading and language. Donated books are distributed to children and families through various Daily Dose of Reading programs.


The books were collected by primary and middle school students at Hathaway Brown School, The book drive was organized by the GROW Foundation student group as part of a service project. Laura Zappas the Faculty Advisor for the student group is very pleased with the efforts of the students. “They collected boxes and boxes of books during this project.”


Founded in 2000, The GROW Foundation is a student-run foundation dedicated to funding service projects and awarding grants to support nonprofit organizations’ missions. The Foundation raises money, awards grants, and participates in service projects of its own. The Foundation seeks to fund projects that will help causes anywhere from Cleveland to countries worldwide. The main goals are to fund worthy projects and to encourage youth philanthropy.


The members of GROW are HB students in grades 5-8 who have shown their dedication and enthusiasm toward service and the goals of the Foundation. There are two eighth grade officers who, along with faculty advisors, run GROW. The Foundation members are responsible for publicizing, reviewing grant proposals, and raising money.


One way Daily Dose of Reading programming helps increase literacy is by encouraging families with children to read together. For example, The Daily Dose of Reading Teen Parent Mentoring Program supports soon-to-be and new parents by providing training in literacy and language activities to use with their children.


Ms. Robbie Haic, M.Ed., Curriculum Director for Daily Dose of Reading often cites the importance of early language skills as critical components for literacy development and school readiness. “The Teen Mentoring Program gives parents tools, confidence and methods to help their children grow up with strong language skills. Parents who raising their children in an environment rich in literature and language are passing on one of their greatest gifts.”


A portion of the books received from the GROW Foundation Book Drive will be given to participants of the Teen Mentoring Program. Books (after all) are a critical tool for family reading.


Inquiries about Daily Dose of Reading can be directed to

John Murphy, Executive Director.


(216) 291-9424 ext 151.


Inquiries about the Hathaway Brown GROW Foundation can be directed to  Laura Zappas, Faculty Advisor


216.320.8796, ext. 7115


Daily Dose of Reading is a 501(c)(3) organization.