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Archived News Release from 2004

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Redwood City Project READ Teams Up with New Whole Foods Market for “Sneak Preview” Gala Benefit

Redwood City, CA - November 8 , 2004 - Redwood City’s newest upscale food store, Whole Foods Market, is opening this month and is already closely involved with our community as it hosts a food and fun-filled gala benefiting Redwood City Library’s Project READ. The Whole Foods Gala, featuring delicious food, music, and a tour of the new store, will be held for all to enjoy from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday November 15th at the new store, 1250 Jefferson Avenue (at El Camino) . A $10 donation will enable Redwood City Project READ to help more than 500 children and adults being tutored to improve their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

The community is invited to join in the fun for a good cause, and get an advance tour of the market that has gained praise across the nation for its innovative approach to high-quality, great tasting, natural and organic foods and wellness products that support a healthy lifestyle. At the same time Project READ staff will be available to discuss their program and mission of a literate community by 2020. Through the public’s donations at this celebration of the Whole Foods Redwood City store sneak preview, Project READ will be able to “Fuel the Fire of Hope” through literacy – which is not only a human right, but a necessity and a gift of opportunities and hope. Each visitor’s contribution is tax deductible.

The award-winning Redwood City Project READ is a library-based nonprofit organization providing tutors, small groups and other enrichment services dedicated to ending illiteracy in Redwood City by 2020 through intergenerational literary services. Project READ is closely tied to our local schools. It offers multiple programs to meet the diverse needs and reading levels of adults, adolescents, and families in Redwood City, focusing on reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Project READ is supported by the generous help of volunteers, and its web site is located at www.projectread-redwoodcty.org. For further information, or to register for an upcoming tutoring session, call Project READ at (650) 780-7077.

The Redwood City Public Library sponsors many free programs for children and adults, and helps our community to “understand the past, prepare for the future, and thrive in the present.” For more information about library events and services you may access the library’s home page at www.redwoodcity.org/library or call 780-7026. Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

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Contact:

Kathy Endaya, Director
Project READ
650-780-7077

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