Nebo Comfort Systems serves community through reading program
Oct 03, 2019 07:27PM
● By Arianne Brown
There’s nothing like sitting in the comfort of your home with a child in your lap and reading a good book together.
Whether it is a hot summer day with the air conditioning keeping you cooled down while you enjoy some relaxing indoor time, or during a wintry cold night, in a warm snuggly room with a cup of hot cocoa nearby, these are the times you hold onto for years to come.
Lorene and Robert Moore of Nebo Comfort Systems know all-too-well that it’s the small comforts like reading a book at home with your child that make all the difference. This is why the two have started a program called Nebo Reads, where employees read to students and donate books.
“Nebo Reads is a program where every month our employees read to students and donate a copy of the books we read for each of them to take home,” Lorene Moore said.
“We usually donate around a thousand books a year. Teachers and families have often told us that for some students, these are the only books they have at home. One mom shared that her daughter has all the books we’ve given her over the years together in her special library.
“The older kids are getting into chapter books, so we read a chapter and then tell them they have to finish it to find out what happens. The next month when we’re there, the students can hardly wait to tell us what happened in the book. They want us to know they read it. That means so much to us. We want to have that kind of impact in the lives of these kids.”
The Moore’s began this program after Robert Moore got involved in the Kiwanis, which is similar to the United Way, where he went into the Head Start classroom twice a year to read and donate books.
Eventually, the Moore’s started purchasing directly from Scholastic Books in bulk by using its points program. Lorene Moore said it costs about $100 per month for them to go to a school and read and donate books to two grade levels. She says that it’s an inexpensive way to have a huge impact in the lives of students, with the rewards for her and her employees being even greater.
Nebo Comfort Systems has served in several other ways in the community, including raising money and holding events for The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, CHOICE Humanitarian, Kiwanis, ALS, the Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson, Mountain View Hospital, Tabitha’s Way and many more. The Moore’s say that it has been a core standard for the company since they began.
“Giving back has been an important part of our family business since we started it,” Lorene Moore said. “Robert and I have always loved being involved in the community. When we started Nebo Comfort, we also started Nebo Cares, our company’s charitable program, to be able to leverage the visibility our company gave us to be able to make a difference for good in our community and in the world. The Nebo Reads program is part of our core belief in giving back to the community that has given us so much.”Serve Daily thanks Nebo Comfort Systems for its continued service in our community, and congratulates the company for earing this month’s title of “Server of the Month.” (Brown is a Serve Daily contributor.)