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Rabbit and Friends Spring for Books

KPMG program goes to Oakwood school to deliver books and message on literacy.

Superintendent David Bennardo talks books with students. Photo Credit: Pam Robinson
Superintendent David Bennardo talks books with students. Photo Credit: Pam Robinson
Peter Rabbit and several friends went to Oakwood Primary Center Wednesday to deliver books and a message about literacy.

Anthony N. Dalessio, managing partner of the Melville office of KPMG , said the firm has delivered more than 1 million books to students across the country since the inception five years ago of its KPMG Family for Literacy.

Dr. David Bennardo, superintendent of South Huntington schools, and Assemb. Chad Lupinacci, R-Huntington Station who is an alumnus of Oakwood, and KPMG representatives took turns reading or discussing books with the children. 

They got advice on starting their own libraries and the need for good literacy skills throughout their lives.

They received a packet of books from the firm's First Five collection, consisting of Charlotte's Web, Green Eggs and Ham, Amelia Bedelia, Where the Wild Things Are and The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

"It's great to share books and the experience of sponsoring literacy," Lupinacci said. "I thank KPMG for donating the books to the students."

The KPMG program includes such components as donating 5,000 for each victory by golfers Stacy Lewis and Phil Mickelson.

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