Heidner, a retired school teacher who winters in Florida, has volunteered for Goodwill’s BookWorks early childhood literacy program since 2002. She reads to the children at Dunedin Head Start each week from October through April and presents a book to each child.
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Top of the Bay, Oldsmar, have presented thousands of books to low-income children since they started volunteering for Goodwill’s BookWorks program in 2004. Once a month, after the group’s morning meeting, 14 club members read to preschoolers at four Clearwater Head Start centers and a preschool in Dunedin. They reach nearly 250 children with books each time.
Philipson, a 2012 graduate of Dunedin High School, is the son of Rolland Philipson of Clearwater.