Warner Elementary School receives a 1,000 book donation from Success Won’t Wait and a visit from Miss Delaware United States!

Success Won't Wait co-founder Vincenza Carrieri-Russo shared her own love of reading and even did a little read-aloud session with students at Warner Elementary.
Success Won’t Wait co-founder Vincenza Carrieri-Russo shared her own love of reading and even did a little read-aloud session with students at Warner Elementary.

Over the last several months, a team of Success Won’t Wait volunteers have been diligently working toward a very special Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration at Warner Elementary in Wilmington, Delaware. This week, all of that hard work came to fruition when Success Won’t Wait co-founder Vincenza Carrieri-Russo — who is also the reigning Miss Delaware United States — was able to deliver over 1,000 books to the school!

The children at Warner were thrilled. Vincenza was able to visit numerous classrooms, speak with the children, and even do a little read-aloud. But, the best part was that the children were then able to choose a book to take home a keep. They all promised to faithfully read their books!

The donation was coordinated by Antionette Valentine, an Employment Services Specialist, as well as Principal Marcia Johnson and Alice Conlin of Warner Elementary.

As Miss Delaware United States, Vincenza's platform is to encourage reading by children through Success Won't Wait, the literacy non-profit she co-founded in 2002.
As Miss Delaware United States, Vincenza’s platform is to encourage reading by children through Success Won’t Wait, the literacy non-profit she co-founded in 2002.

And of course, the donation would not have been possible without the hard work of a group of dedicated Success Won’t Wait volunteers — a few of them Warner alumni themselves — including Mike McCallister, Samantha Grandy, Margherita Carrieri-Russo, Italo Carrieri-Russo, Vincenzo Carrieri-Russo, Matt Papa, and Jonathan Sestak.

Read now, because success won’t wait! Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware.

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