The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia Distributes Over 6,000 Books to Community Through Resolution Read
The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia (CRFMC) through sponsorship from Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS), will be distributing thousands of books to the community the weekend of January 15-17th, 2022.
On December 31st The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia challenged the local community to make the resolution in 2022 to read 20 minutes every day with a child through the social media campaign, Resolution Read. To support the community in meeting this resolution, CRFMC will donate 12 books to the first 200 local families who registered via their website, www.read20minutes.com. Registration opened January 1st and closed within 24 hours as more than 300 families registered to received free books. 300 book bags will be donated to local community groups to distribute to the low-income families they serve including families in North Franklin and Patterson.
6,000 books will be donated to local families via Resolution Read. “Resolution Read has taken off in a way we never expected,” said Elizabeth Barnes, CRFMC Executive Director “We are really excited that so many families are making the resolution to read 20 minutes every day with their children.”
CRFMC is partnering with Hanford Mission Integration Solutions on Resolution Read. “We know reading is a fundamental skill that will help children be more successful in their futures.” Said HMIS President, Bob Wilkinson “We are thrilled to sponsor this incredible program and look forward to seeing the community take on this challenge.”
HMIS employees will be supporting the event through personally delivering the 6000 books to the community and have already labeled and bagged thousands of books for the event. CRFMC and HMIS would like to thank all the volunteers who have supported this event
Visit Tri-Cities announces the launch of Tri-IDEAs, a new program exploring and celebrating Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility through tourism in the Tri-Cities.
Each week Visit Tri-Cities will connect with business owners, community leaders, event organizers, residents and more to highlight, share and celebrate the diversity of the Tri-Cities that can be experienced through travel and tourism activities.
“Travel is transformative on multiple levels. Exploring new destinations exposes us to different ideas, cultures, history, heritages and people,” said Michael Novakovich, President & CEO of Visit Tri-Cities. “Sharing and celebrating our differences not only highlights what an amazing community the Tri-Cities is, it lets visitors and residents of all backgrounds, races, genders, cultures and abilities know and feel that they’re welcome here.”
Stay tuned to Visit Tri-Cities social channels (Facebook, YouTube) as well as VisitTri-Cities.com to learn more!
The Prosser Memorial Health Foundation would like to announce the Foundation Officers for 2022: Julie Sollers, President; Rich Legerski, Vice President; Evan Tidball, Treasurer, and Glenn Bestebreur, Secretary. Carolyn Knee will join the Foundation Board in January 2022 with returning members: Keith Sattler, Steven Kenny, Samantha Markus, Shelby Moore, Neal Ripplinger, Susan Reams, Elisa Riley, Frank Schroeder, and Lisa Veloz.
The Prosser Memorial Health Foundation is excited to announce the return of Bottles, Brews, Barbecues June 10 and 11 in Prosser Vintners Village. Bottles, Brews, Barbecues is an annual event held in Prosser in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association. In 2019, Prosser Memorial Health Foundation took over as the lead sponsor and organization as its main fundraising event. Sadly, the event was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic and health safety concerns. The successful 2019 event was both well-attended and well-received by the community. The Foundation looks forward to its return in 2022.
The 2nd Annual Wine Country Classic Golf Tournament benefiting the Prosser Memorial Health Foundation will be held on September 9, 2022, at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick. More details on sponsorship opportunities and registration are still to come.
To learn more about the Prosser Memorial Health Foundation, upcoming Foundation events, or to donate, visit www.prosserhealth.foundation or call the Foundation office at 509.786.6601.
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