Late this summer, EASTCONN staff used their creativity, imagination and artistry to make nearly 100 Literacy Kits for students in grades K-2. Each of the homemade Literacy Kits were to be themed in connection with an individual children’s book. The goal is to inspire youngsters to read. The kits, which are part of a United Way literacy project, included everything from handmade illustrations, to funny puppets and colorful hats. The EASTCONN-made kits were delivered to youngsters in Sterling, Thompson and Killingly. EASTCONN staff devoted time to this community service project as part of their annual Unity Day celebration in late August.