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
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