Altrusa donates books, bags to home visitation program

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Courtesy photo: Altrusa International of Tucumcari Altrusa International of Tucumcari’s Literacy Committee members, left, Relissa Nials, Lou Briscoe, Chair, right, Alida Brown, and Pat Clark, presented Pat Garcia, early childhood educator from Presbyterian Medical Services and Lola McVey, administrator/parent educator from the Quay County Home Visitation Program, with 50 books and bags for the Home Visiting Program.

Courtesy photo: Altrusa International of Tucumcari
Altrusa International of Tucumcari’s Literacy Committee members, left, Relissa Nials, Lou Briscoe, Chair, right, Alida Brown, and Pat Clark, presented Pat Garcia, early childhood educator from Presbyterian Medical Services and Lola McVey, administrator/parent educator from the Quay County Home Visitation Program, with 50 books and bags for the Home Visiting Program.

During a recent meeting, Altrusa International of Tucumcari presented representatives from the Quay County Home Visitation Program with 50 books and bags to assist them in serving local families.

The Quay County Home Visitation Program is a voluntary program, supported by the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department. Trained parent educators provide information and support to families who are expecting a child or have children up to three years of age.

Families who participate in the Home Visiting Program learn about child development and parenting techniques. Participants say their children are better prepared for school, and generally feel that they are stronger as a family unit.

“Promoting literacy is a key component of our organization, and therefore, we are committed to helping the Home Visitation Program reach its early literacy initiatives,” said Lou Briscoe, chairman of the Literacy Committee.

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