GREENVILLE — Local companies lent their support to a project by The Ambassador Co. to provide books to some local students, meant to build “moral and character values.”
The books are being offered free to first- and fourth-grade students at East Intermediate School and Woodland Primary School.
The books, “My Favorite Book,” for the first-graders, and “The Way To Go,” for the fourth-graders are described by Ambassador as “beautifully illustrated volumes expressive of moral and character values.
Printed in the books are parent guides explaining the values covered in the book, along with suggested topics for family discussions.
Local businesses who supported the project were Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, Comfort Inn, Vore’s Customs, Greenville National Bank, VFW Post 7262, Zechar Bailey Funeral Home and Hot Rods and Harleys.
The books address such areas as good manners, responsibility, friendship, good citizenship, family values and staying healthy.
“We believe the life of the American community is not sufficiently reflected in national media and that the values of that life have sometimes been held up for ridicule. It is our intention in our volumes and programs to shine a light on American character and standards of behavior that have not been forgotten and that need constant reinforcement in our children. We are proud to shine this light by partnering with generous and caring members of each community we visit,” the Ambassador Company states in its promotional materials.
Additional activities and information can be found at myfavoritebookland.com.