Two Million and Counting

Countrywood Primary Center helped global accounting firm KPMG celebrate the 7-year anniversary of their KFFL– Family for Literacy program. On Monday morning KPMG employees met for coffee, a brief overview, and a group photo before fanning out to Countrywood’s 11 first-grade classes.
Countrywood Primary Center helped global accounting firm KPMG celebrate the 7-year anniversary of their KFFL– Family for Literacy program. On Monday morning KPMG employees met for coffee, a brief overview, and a group photo before fanning out to Countrywood’s 11 first-grade classes.
KPMG readers engaged our first-graders by reading a classic tale and asking questions about what they had read. The students were then given their own books to take home and share with their families.
KPMG readers engaged our first-graders by reading a classic tale and asking questions about what they had read. The students were then given their own books to take home and share with their families.
Thank you again to our good friends at KPMG.
Thank you again to our good friends at KPMG.

We were so thrilled to have made a connection with KPMG's Family for Literacy (KFFL).  In 2008, in collaboration with the award-winning nonprofit organization First Book, KPMG, an accounting firm in Melville, established KPMG's Family for Literacy to combat childhood illiteracy.

Since its inception, KPMG's Family for Literacy has grown from six pilot offices to establish programs in all 90 of their offices and has provided more than 2 million books to low-income children in communities across the country.   They send their employees into the community and personally put new books into the hands of children throughout the year.  Thanks to a donation from KPMG, we received a grant award, which was put into the First Book account for Countrywood.   On March 21, approximately 20 KPMG employees (accountants and administrative staff) visited our school.

Superintendent Bennardo joined us for this special reading event. First grade students escorted the volunteers to their classrooms to read to them.  Our visitors introduced themselves to the children, discussed what KPMG is and does, and then read the book, "Days With Frog and Toad" by Arnold Lobel to the children.   All of the first graders were excited to receive a copy of the book and a bookmark.  Our First Book account allows us to purchase additional books for our library.  Our teachers can also register with First Book and receive notifications about promotions and special deals.  We were so fortunate to be part of this wonderful corporation and look forward to continuing our partnership with KPMG and First Book!