LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, PA (July 22, 2009) - Three Mile Island Generating Station is promoting literacy by contributing $25,000 to the Lower Dauphin Communities That Care organization. The contribution will be made at a presentation on Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the TMI Training Center.
The donation will be used to sponsor a Bookmobile that serves youngsters in Londonderry, Conewago, East Hanover and South Hanover Townships and Hummelstown Borough, provide books to children ages 1-4 on their birthdays and sponsor the annual Do The Right Thing banquet. Three Mile Island has been the single largest private contributor to Communities That Care over the past three years.
"We are very fortunate to have a facility like Three Mile Island make such a generous gift to Lower Dauphin Communities That Care," said Sherri L. Smith, Lower Dauphin School District Superintendent. "The bookmobile and other programs supported by the gift will provide educational opportunities to our youth that might otherwise not be available."
"Our partnership with Lower Dauphin Communities That Care is very special. One of the greatest gifts you can give a young person is the joy of reading," said William Noll, TMI Site Vice President. "Encouraging children to read at an early age is critical to high educational achievement."
Lower Dauphin Communities That Care is a non-profit organization that provides programs to promote the positive development of children in our community. The bookmobile makes 24 stops three days a week in the five communities it serves. Since its inception, 1,165 preschoolers have borrowed nearly 35,000 books. In addition to the bookmobile and pre-school literacy program, the organization provides school-based mentoring, parenting programs and an after school program for girls in grades 4-8 to help improve their relationships with other girls.
NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: You are invited to the check presentation ceremony at the Three Mile Island Training Center with the Bookmobile. It is scheduled for Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. The TMI Training Center is located on Rt. 441, directly across from the plant about three miles south of Middletown, Pa.