The M&T Charitable Foundation recently provided a $5,000 grant to support United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s Imagination Library Program. Imagination Library delivers free books each month to the homes of local children ages birth to five to encourage reading and ensure success in kindergarten and beyond.
Gene Malone, M&T Bank Administrative Vice President for Southern Delaware and the Eastern Shore shared, “M&T Bank is pleased to provide funding for such an important and worthwhile cause. It is an honor to assist in fostering a love for reading in our youth and provide a solid educational foundation through United Way’s Imagination Library Program.”
The grant will provide 2,000 books to over 165 children on the Lower Eastern Shore. Since Imagination Library began in May of 2012, United Way has distributed over 34,000 books to 1,800 children in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Dorchester Counties.