Archived News Release from 2005
For Immediate Release
Redwood City Project READ Benefits from Sales at Kepler’s Books
Redwood City, CA - March 14, 2005
- Project READ, Redwood City’s renowned literacy program, is pleased to announce a partnership with Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park – every time customers request it, the independent book store will donate a percentage of their purchase to Redwood City Project READ.
Kepler’s, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will donate a percentage of the net total of sales each quarter to local organizations under its Community Partnering and Donation Program, and customers can specify Redwood City Project READ as their organization of choice. That quick, simple, and generous decision will ensure that their donation through Kepler’s will benefit a program serving the educational needs of small children through seniors in our community.
Located at 1010 El Camino Real near the corner of Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park, Kepler’s sells books, magazines, cards and related items.
“Kepler’s has a half-century tradition of community service, and we are proud to be the recipient of their generosity and assistance,” said Kathy Endaya, Director of Redwood City Project READ. “By specifying Redwood City Project READ each time they make a purchase from Kepler’s, local residents are affirming their commitment to ‘fueling the fire of hope’ and helping to wipe out illiteracy in Redwood City by 2020.” Visit Kepler’s Books’ website at www.keplers.com.
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 through intergenerational literary services. Project READ is closely tied to our local schools and 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 its 450 volunteer tutors, who serve some 500 learners weekly via individual tutoring and small group instruction. For further information call Project READ at the Redwood City Public Library at (650) 780-7077 or visit the Project READ website at www.projectread-redwoodcty.org.
The Redwood City Public Library sponsors many free programs for children, families, and adults and helps our community to “understand the past, prepare for the future, and thrive in the present.” More information about library events and services, and the Foundation, is available on the library’s web page at www.redwoodcity.org/library, by calling 780-7026, or by picking up a Library events calendar in any Redwood City library.
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Kathy Endaya, Director