CAMDEN, NJ — Volunteers from the Philadelphia 76ers and Virtua built book nook reading zones, assembled reading and family support kits, and cleaned and beautified U.S. Wiggins Family School in Camden on Wednesday.
More than 150 employees of the organizations took part in the fifth annual Project 76 Day of Service. The efforts went to support the Camden City School District and Camden County grade level reading initiative Born to Read. Some of the goals of the program include ensuring kindergarten readiness and reducing summer learning loss.
Through the day of service initiative, all 76ers employees pledge at least 76 hours of community service annually to support communities where fans of the team live, work and play. This equates to more than 10,000 volunteer hours annually.