ACAF Makes Grant to Fund “Breakfast with Santa” Program

BELMONT N.Y., November 26, 2013  – The Allegany County Area Foundation provided Literacy West, Inc. with a $500 grant to help fund their Breakfast with Santa Program.    Literacy West will conduct this program on December 7th at the Friendship Central School.  Breakfast with Santa is a fun, free family Literacy event for all children and their caregivers in Allegany County.

 The Breakfast with Santa event began in 2003; since that time, more than 2,422 children and their caregivers from across Allegany County have attended the event.  The children receive a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and new books that are provided by the McGraw-Hill Foundation.  More than seventy volunteers including high school students, local college students, and representatives from agencies and the community assist in the event. Children 0-12 years of age participate in fun make it and take it activities that are literacy based, and age appropriate, have breakfast with Santa, sing favorite Christmas songs, write a letter to Santa, enjoy a storyteller and make Magic Reindeer Food to guide Santa’s journey. This year’s activities focus on the theme “Christmas Around the World”.

For more information about Literacy West NY Inc. services please call 585-268-5213 or visit their website at: http://www.alleganyliteracy.com/.