Seniors Read Stories To Children During Pandemic

Two Tri-State non-profits are working together to brighten the days of this on-going pandemic.

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 9:42 PM

It's a story sure to warm your heart.

Two Tri-State non-profits working together to brighten the days of this on-going pandemic.

It's not your traditional storytime, but for some residents at the Evansville Protestant Home, they're the ones telling the tale.

"One of the things we started doing was reaching out to the community and having them read books," says Susan Washburn, Granted Executive Director.

For many, staying at home during this pandemic has been the safer option, including children at local non-profit Granted.

"The majority of them went into isolation and many are still in isolation with no end in sight," says Washburn.

Granted serves Tri-State children with life-threatening conditions by giving each child their greatest wish.

As a way to brighten their days, a little love from some local grandparents.

"These are two of the most vulnerable populations," says Wasgburn. "For them to be able to work together; that the senior citizens having a purpose and being able to provide this for the children is just amazing."

The videos are uploaded online.

"Just seeing a new face and hearing a fresh voice, it really means alot to these children," says Washburn.

Even during these tough times, the two generations are helping each other find a happily ever after.

"We're glad this can be a win-win project," says Washburn. "Its good for the people reading the books and its amazing for the children who are recieving them."

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