The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia Distributes Over 24,000 Books to Community Through Resolution Read
The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia (CRFMC) with support from Numerica Credit Union will be distributing thousands of books to the community on January 20th from 9am-4pm at the Numerica Pavilion at the Southridge Sporting Complex.
On December 31st The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia challenged the local community to make the resolution in 2021 to read 20 minutes every day with a child through the social media champaign, Resolution Read. To support the community in meeting this resolution, CRFMC will donate 12 books to the first 2000 families who register on their website by January 19th. Over 600 book bag requests have already been hand delivered to people’s homes through the support of volunteers, the remaining 1400 book bags will be distributed at the Resolution Read event on January 20th from 9am-4pm at the Numerica Pavilion at the Southridge Sports Complex. “Resolution Read has taken off in a way we never expected,” said Elizabeth Barnes, CRFMC Executive Director “we were only anticipating about 200 families. 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 Numerica Credit Union to bring Resolution Read to life. “Numerica is passionate about supporting children and their families so that they can fulfill their dreams,” said Andy Stirling, senior vice president of Central Washington at Numerica Credit Union. “Helping Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia provide books to thousands of families is the first step to encourage households to read together 20 minutes each day.” Numerica employees have supported the event through the distribution of thousands of books directly to people’s homes.
CRFMC and Numerica would like to thank all the volunteers who have supported this event including Team Battelle, Washington River Protection Services, Kennewick Kiwanis Club, Kennewick Parks and Recs, and many other individuals.
Press is invited to attend Resolution Read on January 20th.
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