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Partner of the Month

Our partner agencies provide us with a venue in which to meet parents of infants ages prenatal to two years old.

 

Every few months we highlight one partner agency and tell a little about them, their mission and how we interact with parents at their site.

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Maternal & Family Health Services are an innovative

health and human service organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the community through information, education and quality care.

 

As a private non-profit health and human services organization, MFHS works to meet the health and nutrition needs of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s women, children, and families with information, education, and quality care.

 

Founded in 1971, MFHS meets the ever-changing needs of women, children, and families by providing essential and innovative programming that improves the quality of life for women, children, and families. Today, we oversee and support a network of health and nutrition centers in 17 Pennsylvania counties, serving over 90,000 women, men, and children annually through their core programs:

  • WIC Nutrition

  • Reproductive Health

  • Nurse-Family Partnership

  • Pregnancy Care

 

Our Mother Goose volunteers give age appropriate board books to babies as we meet with them or their family members at the Pottstown location.

2023 Grants and Donations

During 2023 we applied for and received grants from the following foundations or other organizations:

  • Clark Associates Foundation

  • Hill School Philanthropy Council

  • Mary N. Porter Designated Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward County and First Presbyterian Church, Pottstown

  • Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation

  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Besides grants, we received donations from individual donors. Thank you donors!

Books Distributed in 2023

Read about the books we handed out in 2023.

News

Connie Rohrbach has been a Mother Goose: Read to Me board member and volunteer since our founding in 2013. As of our annual board meeting in May, Connie officially resigned from the board, but will remain the new book coordinator. We thank Connie for her work with Mother Goose and for her help providing young children with age-appropriate books.

In other news, we'd like to welcome our newest board member Scott Detar. Scott, a local CPA joins us a our new treasurer. Welcome Scott!

As of June 6, 2024, Mother Goose volunteers have distributed:

       2195 New Books
1178 Gently Used Books
About Us

Mother Goose: Read to Me is a charitable non profit with the goal of promoting literacy by providing free books and explaining to parents the importance of reading to children

Why Read to Babies?

Research shows that children whose parents read to them from infancy get a head start on skills they need to learn to read.

For Professionals

If you represent a social agency or are a healthcare provider, Mother Goose: Read to Me volunteers can provide free books to your clients. Our volunteers can also demonstrate reading and storytelling techniques.

Donate

Use the Donate button below to support Mother Goose: Read to Me. Your donation is tax-deductible.

 

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