180fusion Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day with Woodrow Wilson Elementary
On March 2, 2015, 180fusion employees teamed up with United Way to support the national effort to increase literacy by volunteering their time (and Dr. Seuss books) to read to the students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Salt Lake City.
March 2nd marks the official birthday of Dr. Seuss as well as National Read Across America Day. Each year, more than 45 million students and teachers across the country join in remembering one of America’s most cherished authors by reading his most beloved books. Members of 180fusion’s Culture Club as well as additional 180fusion volunteers had the unique opportunity to join the festivities and read classics like There’s a Wocket in my Pocket and Hop on Pop to students in over 20 different K-6 classes.
“The kids were all really into the Dr. Seuss books we read. It was so fun to see how enthusiastic and captivated they were and help them enjoy reading,” said Ciera Nielsen (SEO Fulfillment). Sydney Applegate (HR) shared the same sentiments, “I love children, and it made my day to see their faces light up when we walked in the classrooms. I really enjoyed reading the books and engaging them in stories. There is nothing more beautiful than a smiling child!”
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School is one of Salt Lake’s “community schools,” working with low income and refugee families to provide students with healthcare, meals, and other needs in addition to an education. The student body represents more than 25 different countries and 21 languages, giving the school a very unique environment.
Dr. Seuss Day is just one example of 180fusion Cares’ commitment to improving the community. In the past, 180fusion volunteers have been able to work with numerous local and national charities, including the Utah Food Bank and the AIDS Foundation. To learn more about 180fusion Cares, click here.
Images courtesy of Deseret News.