Last week, Caradigm employees wrapped up a nationwide campaign to help local United Ways. Our small but passionate group of Caradigm supporters (located in Draper, Utah) jumped at the opportunity to get its team engaged in the work.
Caradigm employees wanted to volunteer to help our Neighborhood Centers, but they have a busy schedule and many folks working hard on the phones, which makes it difficult to get away from the office. Rather than making that an easy excuse not to volunteer, they asked if we could bring the project to them.
We were able to find an opportunity that was perfect for them. Lincoln Elementary Community School needed hundreds of “science readers” to distribute and use with each student in its school. With such a focus on literacy and numeracy, it is difficult for teachers to fit science into their curriculum, especially when reading and math skills are low. These readers are catered to the student’s reading level, so they can excel in science without falling behind or getting frustrated by advanced vocabulary and syntax. And by receiving their own paper readers, the students are able to mark up their reading, which increases their ability to retain information.
We brought them over 11,000 sheets of paper, and in only a few days, we had hundreds of perfectly folded and stapled science readers ready to move the needle on science and reading scores at Lincoln Elementary. The Lincoln staff was thrilled to see the final product, which is evident from the thank you card below!
It was successful campaign full of volunteering and fun activities (popcorn and root beer floats!), we appreciate the enthusiasm and generosity Caradigm employees showed this month! Thank you for LIVING UNITED!