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Spread the Word Nevada Pennies for Pages Read-a-thon Promotes Reading
Spread the Word Nevada Pennies for Pages Read-a-thon Promotes Reading

Spread the Word Nevada, a nonprofit children’s literacy organization in Henderson, completed its annual Pennies for Pages Read-a-thon. During Nevada Reading Week, February 28 through March 4, Clark County School District students from local at-risk elementary schools were challenged to read in order to benefit Spread the Word Nevada’s literacy programs serving them.  Over 1,280,000 pages were read by 22 partner schools adopted by Kids to Kids, a flagship program of Spread the Word Nevada, which distributes books to these schools on a monthly basis.

“The success of our children’s literacy program is made possible only through the generosity and involvement of individuals from our community, sponsors, board members, and volunteers,” stated Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director, of Spread the Word Nevada. “We are proud of all the students who participated in Pennies for Pages, who read amazing amounts of pages to earn more books for their home libraries.”

Pennies for Pages supporters included Majestic Realty Foundation, SuperPawn, and the Stern Family Foundation.

About Spread the Word Nevada

Kids to Kids, a flagship program of Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, serves underprivileged children and helps them create home library collections of books to read and share with family members. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success.  Other literacy programs include Breakfast with Books and Books and Buddies. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 1.6 million gently used and new books to approximately 187,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. For interviews contact Lisa Habighorst at (702) 564-7809 or visit www.SpreadtheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.