MIAMI, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 400 students each received a gift today that will allow many of them to take a new book home for the first time. Thanks to a cash donation from 411-Pain, a lawyer referral service and national network of therapy centers to help injured people, students at Dr. Henry W. Mack Elementary School in Miami will be able to attend their Scholastic Book Fair with $5 gift certificates.
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and Principal Martha Harris encouraged the students to read during a school assembly to kick off the 411-Pain Scholastic Read and Rise literacy campaign in partnership with Scholastic Book Fairs and Clear Channel.
"Studies have shown that children who read at home every day do better in school," said Harris. "We are so grateful for the donation from 411-Pain. Many of our students have never had their own brand new books to take home."
Dr. Robert Lewin along with Dr. Mark Cereceda, presented a check for $2,120 to Carvalho and Harris at the event. "When students have more access to reading materials they have a greater chance to succeed in school," he said.
Principal Harris explained that today's assembly is the beginning of a year-long campaign at her school to encourage students to become lifelong readers. Other activities will include reading contests, incentive programs, meetings for parents and a book fair.
411-Pain has committed $60,000 to the Read and Rise program in low income schools in both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The company's principals also presented another check for $60,000 for the 411-Pain Cash for Teachers Contest, which awards $1,000 per month to a teacher in each county, culminating with a May grand prize of $11,000 for each district.
Founded in 1997 by chiropractor Dr. Robert Lewin, 1-800-411-Pain now includes 47 clinics in Florida, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Georgia. The clinics offer a wide range of therapeutic treatments, including chiropractic, orthopedics, physical therapy, and massage therapy. The company has grown to become one of the nation's leading treatment and lawyer referral resources for people injured in auto accidents. For more information, go to www.411pain.com.