ANAHEIM, Calif. – Finding third-grader Lucas Medina with his head in a book is a common sight. It wasn’t always this easy for him, though.

“When I first started reading I was reading at a 3.1 and now I am starting to read at a 5.9,” he said.

It took time, and also some access to a new gadget.

The Orange County United Way Women’s Philanthropy Fund recently held a fundraiser to raise money for their work in O.C., specifically their work at Paul Revere Elementary School in Anaheim. Among the ways United Way funds help the school is bringing the students reading growth opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have.