NEW YORK & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National nonprofit literacy and mentoring organization Read to a Child will host its first fundraising and networking event in New York City at Books of Wonder on Thursday, March 13th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
It will be a lively evening consisting of drinks and hors d’oeuvres, networking, an exciting raffle, and moving testimonial from those involved in the program. There will also be a special guest speaker, prolific and inspiring children’s author and Newbery Award winner, Richard Peck. Raffle prizes include sports memorabilia, signed books, gift certificates, and more!
“We are excited to be hosting this event, which will enable us to raise funds to help many more children develop the literacy skills needed for success in both school and life across the country,” says Read to a Child CEO, Olivia Mathews.
All proceeds from the event go to Read to a Child and fund their lunchtime reading program, which pairs more than 1,100 elementary school children with volunteer mentors from businesses who spend a lunch hour each week reading with their student partners.
Presenting Sponsor is Pitney Bowes. Other sponsors include Discovery Communications, Baron Funds, and Dentsu Aegis. Pepsi, Sysco, and Allagash Brewing Company are also generously donating to the event.
For more information about the New York City Fundraising Event and to buy tickets, please visit this Eventbrite page.
|Thursday March 13th, 2014|
|6:00pm – 6:45pm: Reception|
|6:45pm – 7:15pm: Main Program|
|7:15pm – 8:00pm: Drinks, Raffle, and Networking|
|Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York, NY 10011|
If you are not able to come but would still like to support Read to a Child, please consider making a donation here.
Media are invited to attend, please email Amelie.Ansari@readtoachild.org if you are interested in covering the event.
About Read to a Child:
Read to a Child, www.readtoachild.org, is a national literacy and mentoring nonprofit organization that inspires caring adults to read aloud to children and to help create better opportunities for the future. Research proves that the simple act of reading aloud to a child regularly significantly impacts his or her literacy skills and, thus, his or her likelihood for success.