BOOKS TO BE DONATED TO LOCAL LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS
DALLAS, TEXAS, January 30, 2019 – Monster Yogurt is gearing up for Read Across America, February 1 – March 2, 2019 at all locations including: Dallas, 9540 Garland Rd Suite 394
Dallas, TX 75218, Richardson, 1360 W Campbell Rd Suite 101 Richardson, TX 75080 and The Colony,
5265 State Hwy 121 The Colony, TX 75056. Starting February 1st, all locations will be taking book donations to be delivered to a local low-income school on March 2nd in support of Read Across America. Local yogurt-lovers are encouraged to donate new or gently-used books so that no child is left behind when it comes to enriching themselves through the written word and immersing themselves in the world of books.
Area residents can start the New Year off right by decluttering and rehoming the greatest of gifts: books! NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. In addition, Monster Yogurt will trade one free ounce of frozen yogurt for every donation (up to 5 once’s free). At some schools, books are desperately needed and research has shown that children growing up in homes without books, where books are considered a luxury, are less likely to complete a basic education than their peers who do have books available at home.
“We are a place to go with kids in tow without spending a lot of dough, so to speak,” says Chris Mireles, Monster Yogurt general manager, “And we’re always looking for ways to empower young people. In fact, we take pride in offering first job experience for many of neighborhood teens. What’s the point of owning a small local business if you can’t give back? So we’re looking forward to delivering enough books for each child to take home. Many of the children would never own a book, otherwise.”
According to the NEA’s website, motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading, do better in school. NEA’s Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers, and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year.
Customers can drop off one book or a few starting February 1st and enjoy some of the best yogurt in town as a reward – all the while knowing the impact their contribution has had on a local child – as if that wasn’t a “sweet” enough reward.
For more information and media coverage on sales through February and the delivery of books on March 2nd, please visit www.scarytastesgood.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-234-4966.
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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA’s 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States..