Reach Out & Read is a program in Virginia Gay Hospital Family Medical Clinics (Vinton, Atkins, Urbana and Van Horne) that supports early childhood literacy beginning at birth. At each Well-Child appointment, providers at our clinics give a new book to the child helping to ensure that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Providers use books as a tool to assess development and milestones. Because of the Reach Out & Read program, parents are more than twice as likely to read to their kids. The Vinton Family Medical Clinic will be hosting a "Bags & Baskets" Silent Auction to support the Reach Out & Read program in our community. Bidding starts June 14th and ends June 25th At 5 PM. Auction items will be located in the Vinton Family Medical Clinic. Another option to support is through a VGH shirt fundraiser. Check out the link at: https://stores.inksoft.com/vgh_strong/shop/home.