United Way of Chattanooga

June 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hamilton Place

Celebrate United Way's 9th Annual Day of Action at Read-a-Palooza

It’s a carnival of summer reading fun at United Way’s fourth annual Read-a-Palooza at Hamilton Place Mall, on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This celebration of United Way's ninth annual Day of Action is focused on Education - specifically childhood literacy. Reading is the key to a successful life, but children should know that reading is fun too!  

The event and all activities will be located at the Mall's Center Stage area, which can be quickly accessed by the Food Court, Belks, or the main elevator. 

There will be fun carnival games with prizes, an inflatable play area, Imagination Library book enrollments and book-related literacy activities for kids and their parents to enjoy. Volunteers will also be on hand to read to the children throughout the afternoon.  

The first 400 children present also get to take home a FREE book!

Parents with children less than five years old can complete a learning check-up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families who complete the learning check-up will earn a voucher for a free pass for one adult and one child to the Creative Discovery Museum. Vouchers will be delivered by mail after the checkup is completed and received by United Way of Greater Chattanooga.

Activities and participants will include:

  • Literacy and arts and crafts activities with various community partners;
  • Learning checkups; 
  • Toddler activities with Project Ready for School;
  • Imagination Library Free Book Enrollment;
  • Carnival games and prizes;
  • Free Popcorn;
  • A Bouncy House; and 
  • Your favorite children's books read from the Center Stage!

As part of the Day of Action's focus on education, people can also become part of the Raise Your Hand movement by enrolling to be volunteer mentors, tutors and readers for area students. 

All these activities are free to the public and everyone is invited to attend. For more information about United Way or this event, call 423.752.0300 or visit www.LiveUnitedChattanooga.org.   

This event is sponsored by Depend. Depend and United Way are coming together in support of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma, and to promote healthy, active, and independent living throughout an individual’s life, with a focus on volunteering.

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