Twice a year, the Adams and Reese Sarasota office participates in the Literacy Buddy program for the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County in which employees purchase books for three and four-year-olds in the center. Each employee is paired with a child, who sends drawings to Adams and Reese once a semester, and employees, in turn, try to find a book that matches the drawing.
Employees from the Sarasota office met last week to compile the purchased books, write letters to the children and prepare the materials for delivery. The project was part of the Adams and Reese HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support) community service and philanthropic program, which for 26 years has donated time and financial resources to more than 200 organizations throughout the law firm’s regional footprint.
The Early Learning Coalition provides administration and oversight of the local, integrated system of early education for preschool age children in Sarasota County, ensuring quality childcare and early learning programs, family access to services, and positive outcomes for young children. The ELC serves over 4,000 children and assists 200 providers annually.