The Dungys join WeSeeU to keep kids busy with books, art and puzzles


Lauren Dungy has spent two decades reading to kids in schools that serve low-income students.

She and husband Tony Dungy want to show kids that reading isn’t punishment or a chore. It can be a portal to adventure.

But there are no more classes for the Dungys to read too. Kids are stuck at home now. To Lauren Dungy, that means reading is more important than ever.

That’s why she, through the Dungy Family Foundation, has teamed up with the nonprofit WeSeeU to provide books, coloring materials and activity packets to the students whose families are picking up meals at some Title I school distribution sites in Hillsborough County.

Children, Lauren Dungy said, are particularly vulnerable right now.

“They hear tidbits of the news and hear their parents talking, but they really don’t have that security,” she said. “It’s important for the kids to stay busy.

“If their minds are free to wander and worry without someone beside them to walk them through it, it can be pretty devastating. They may or may not have an adult in their lives to comfort them or keep them busy.”

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Posted on: April 14, 2020