With the generosity of Malawis and John Lewis, BYU's associate advancement vice president and chair of United Way of Utah County's Every Day Learners Initiative, we as United Way partnered with them and created a family event at the Malawis restaurant. We invited about 20 mommy bloggers and their families to join us in helping our community.
The families enjoyed a free pizza, heard from the head chef of Malawis, learned about how to be a part of the Every Day Learners movement and participated in fun activities with their children.
Stephanie Anderson, the Welcome Baby administrator read the classic childrens book entitled Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and then each child with their parents made a tambourine out of paper plates to go along with the story.
The tambourines were donated to United Way and will be given to parents in United Way of Utah County’s Ready-to-Learn classes offered at the Health & Justice Building and Utah State Penitentiary (women inmates). Parents were encouraged to talk and read to their children to promote literacy and prepare their children each day to be ready for school and to continue their education successfully.