Paws to Read with Geoffrey

A furry friend helps out Anacortes Club Members.

A furry friend helps out Anacortes Club Members.

The Anacortes club has been fortunate to work with Dogs On Call (DOC) to offer the Tales for Tails program. DOC is an all-volunteer organization that helps dog therapy teams find places to volunteer. The Tales for Tails Program allows children to spend time reading with the dogs. The program focuses primarily on children who need help improving their reading skills.

We received funding from the Macy’s Thanks for Giving program to help sponsor this program.

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Calling all Volunteers

Back2SchoolVolunteer_webslideDo you have a passion for helping? Do you love to cook? Maybe you really love sharing your interest in photography. Or you would love to help design a youth community service project. If you have a passion for youth, a passion for serving your community, and interest in helping to teach others, we need you! With the return to school, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County are calling all volunteers to come & help make our Club programs great. Open after-school Monday-Friday, from 2:45pm- 6:00pm, our Clubs serve youth ages 6-18. All programs run for 30-60 min, and fall under Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. We would love to include you! Contact Katelynn Sullivan at ksullivan@skagitclubs.org, or 360-419-3723 x8.

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Paws to Read

Paws to Read

Club Member Alex visits with Etta

The Anacortes Club added a new friend to its Paws to Read program. Etta and her owner Joyce will be joining us alongside Geoffrey and Judy each Tuesday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Paws to Read offers Club members a chance to pick out a book and spend 10 minutes reading to one of these great certified therapy dogs, through Dogs on Call. Club members are given a relaxed and positive environment in which they can practice reading out loud to a furry new friend.

Thank you to Joyce and Judy and especially Etta and Geoffrey for spending time with us each week.

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