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Woman’s Club donates special books to RISP

Pictured above are staff members of RISP and three representatives of the Middlesex Woman’s Club. At far left, Cristie Jenkins and Susan Prugh are co-chairs of the club committee that promoted the project. Brenda Wiley is a physical therapist with RISP and is a member of the Woman’s Club. Behind the container of books is RISP director Kathy Phillips.

The Middlesex County Woman’s Club recently donated 40 baby board books to Rural Infant Services Program (RISP). Club members collected money toward the purchase of books as their Spring Community Project. These books are specially designed for babies and parents. All the board books have nursery rhymes and sections for the parents too.    

RISP is a program of the public, nonprofit Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board. State funding is supplemented with donations to meet the needs of the youngest citizens: babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age. RISP has been providing a wide range of successful developmental and therapeutic services since 1983 in Middlesex and nine surrounding counties.

The Woman’s Club has and continues to support this and other worthwhile programs in the county. In the past the club has donated blocks, soft books and quilts to RISP.

RISP director Kathy Phillips and staff members were very appreciative of the donated books.

Brenda Wiley said, “These books are a great way to introduce nursery rhymes to babies and toddlers. The parent section explains the benefits of reading to children and provides tips to help parents be their baby’s first and best teacher.”

posted 04.26.2017

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