Law Firm Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) Donates Thousands of Books to Five Children’s Hospitals Across OhioSep 19, 2019 Press Release
Akron – Approximately 32 million adults in the United States, or one in seven, can’t read, which impacts their ability to navigate daily life and could impact children literacy. As part of National Literacy Month in September, KNR is encouraging families to read together and expand their home library.
KNR has been collecting book donations over the past few weeks at five of their office locations throughout Ohio. As a result, attorneys and staff collected 2,393 books, and then the law firm matched the donation for a total of 4,786 books.
Starting today, the books are being donated to the following children’s hospitals:
· Thursday, September 19 – 174 books to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus
· Friday, September 20 – 1,022 books to Akron Children’s Beeghly Campus in Boardman
· Monday, September 23 – 760 books to ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital
· Tuesday, September 24 – 340 books to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies in Cleveland
· Wednesday, September 25 – 2,490 books to Akron Children’s Hospital
“It’s alarming and disheartening to see the number of people who can’t read here in Ohio,” said John Reagan, senior partner, KNR. “Literacy is one of the most important predictors of whether a student will graduate high school, and succeed later in life, and we want to help children start off on the right path by providing reading materials,” Reagan added.
The book donations are part of KNR Cares About Kids, a yearlong campaign in which the law firm and its employees give back to the community in concrete ways. Over the past five years, the firm has raised/contributed more than $375,000 for local charities and organizations.
“Our attorneys and staff have a passion for making a difference in the communities we serve, and this is a small way to pay it forward,” said Rob Nestico, managing partner, KNR.
For more information, visit the Kisling, Nestico & Redick website or call 1-800-HURT-NOW.