Lakeland, FL – Kindergarten students are getting a special visit from MIDFLORIDA employees as part of the credit union’s Gift of Reading program. From November 14 through 18, MIDFLORIDA is coming into kindergarten classes in Polk, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hardee, Indian River and Okeechobee counties, and parts of Hillsborough and St. Lucie counties.
The credit union’s employee volunteers will read “Prince of a Frog,” by Renee Urbanovic to every class and provide a copy of the book to all kindergarten teachers and students, as well as to each school’s media center.
“We look forward to our Gift of Reading program every year,” Kevin Jones, President/CEO of MIDFLORIDA, said. “Getting to interact with the students and see their delight when they get their own copy of the story is priceless.”
MIDFLORIDA’s commitment to this program goes further than just footing the bill for 16,000 books. The credit union also provides the manpower that makes the Gift of Reading program a success each year. More than 75 volunteers are recruited from its staff, senior management team and board of directors to visit more than 130 elementary schools within their service area.
MIDFLORIDA is a state-chartered financial institution headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. The credit union serves more than 235,000 members with assets totaling more than $2.5 billion, through its network of branches and ATMs, and through its website, www.midflorida.com. MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school within their Central Florida service area, which spans from coast to coast.