Elected officials, education leaders, celebrities to read aloud at underprivileged schools throughout San Diego County on February 14
February 8, 2013 (La Mesa)--Rolling Readers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low-income, at-risk children enjoy reading, will celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of its “Share Your Love of Reading” event on Valentine’s Day.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of literacy and reading aloud to children with several business and education leaders, elected officials and celebrities acting as Honorary Readers.
“Share Your Love of Reading began as a one-day campaign last February. Thanks to the generous support of our title sponsor Mission Federal Credit Union, this year we’re making it a one-month long campaign,” said Hoa Quach, who is on the Board of Directors for Rolling Readers. “We’re hoping to raise $100,000 by month's end and to do that, we’re encouraging the public to make a donation to help us reach that goal. A donation of $20 helps us buy five books. Every dollar counts!”
The elementary schools participating in the February 14 event include Alcott, Alvin Dunn, Chase Avenue, E.G. Garrison, Edison, La Mesa Dale, Lemon Grove Academy, Nubia Leadership Academy, Paul Ecke-Central, Silver Strand, Solana Vista, Valley, Washington, Chase Avenue Elementary School, and Jefferson.
Some of the Honorary Readers who will be speaking on Valentine’s Day in classrooms include San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, Fox 5 Reporter Heather Ford, radio personalities Frankie from 93.3 and Haze from 94.1, and many other figures from around town.
To make a donation, please visit http://rollingreaders.org/how-you-can-help.html or checks can be mailed to 2515 Camino Del Rio S. Ste 330, San Diego, Calif. 92108.
For more information, visit http://www.rollingreaders.org/events/love-of-reading-month.html and follow the organization on Twitter at @Rolling_Readers and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RollingReadersUSA.
About Rolling Readers
Founded in 1991, Rolling Readers is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is dedicated to helping low-income, at-risk children enjoy reading. In addition, the organization provides new books to children.