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Archived News Release from 2007

For Immediate Release

Donate at Peninsula Macy’s Stores, & Redwood City Project READ Benefits!

Redwood City, CA - August 17 , 2007 – Now through September 12th, customers at Macy’s stores from San Francisco to Palo Alto can make a $3 (or more) donation to Reading is Fundamental (RIF) at any Macy’s register. And, 5% of all the funds raised through this effort in California will go to participating California public libraries who are part of the State Library 's Reading is Fundamental program. That means that the Redwood City Library will receive some additional funding to acquire much-needed books for families and children in the Project READ program!

Each customer who makes a donation will receive a savings pass for $10 off a future Macy’s purchase of $50 or more, which will be redeemable in most departments within a Macy’s store.

This is a great opportunity for Macy’s customers to make a difference with just a small (or large!) donation, the next time they shop. The Redwood City community is encouraged to visit any Macy’s store from San Francisco’s downtown, to Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, to Stanford Mall in Palo Alto, and be sure to make a donation to RIF, knowing that it will benefit Redwood City Project READ.

Redwood City Project READ tutors work one-on-one, or with a small group, for just a few hours a week, helping learners attain their personal educational goals. Tutors work with learners in a relaxed and supportive environment, providing a source of inspiration and hope, and instill a lifelong love of learning. Tutoring sessions are individualized, and designed to meet the needs of learners to improve their skills, learn and achieve their goals. For more information call Project READ at (650) 780-7077 or go to www.projectread-redwoodcty.org

The Redwood City Public Library sponsors many free programs for children, families, and adults. More information about library events and services, and the Redwood City Library Foundation, is available by calling 780-7026, by visiting the Library’s web page at www.redwoodcity.org/library, or by picking up library information in any Redwood City public library. Subscribe to the Library’s electronic newsletter by visiting www.redwoodcity.org.egov.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter or other documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:

Kathy Endaya, Director
Redwood City Project READ
650-780-7077

 

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