CHICOPEE — Phillips Insurance Agency Inc. is sponsoring the Anna E. Barry Elementary School in Chicopee through the Link to Libraries Business Book Link sponsorship program. The three-year, $1,500 annual contribution will provide 300 new books to the Barry School library each year. Five volunteer readers from Phillips Insurance will also visit school classrooms once a month, read to students, and give each child a new book to take home and keep. At the end of each school year, students will have a home library of seven books.
“We are thrilled to have Phillips Insurance sponsor a school though Link to Libraries,” said Laurie Flynn, president and CEO of Link to Libraries. “Their generosity will not only provide much-needed books for the school library, but their presence in the classroom and their involvement with students will mean the world to these kids. We can’t thank them enough for their generous donation.”
Added Joseph Phillips, president of Phillips Insurance, “this is a great opportunity for our staff to see first-hand the impact our charitable contributions have on our community. Everyone here is excited to be involved.”