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JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Program Will Travel to Fort Lauderdale in 2017

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Since launching our award-winning Soar with Reading program in 2011, JetBlue has provided more than $2.25 million worth of books to children in need throughout out our network. This is no small feat. Countless crewmembers, community leaders and customers have helped as we set out to encourage kids’ imaginations to take flight through our reading network.

Carnival Cruise Line, New Orleans Saints and Scholastic Book Fairs Team Up to Honor Students With ‘Read & Rise’ Literacy Event Aboard Carnival Triumph in New Orleans

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On September 8, 2016, 100 students from Kipp Central City Primary, an elementary school in New Orleans, enjoyed a day of fun aboard the Carnival Triumph for the first-ever “Read & Rise” literacy day to celebrate their reading achievements as winners of the school’s summer reading challenge.

Following a Successful Summer in Detroit, JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Program Will Travel to Fort Lauderdale in 2017

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Since launching our award-winning Soar with Reading program in 2011, JetBlue has provided more than $2.25 million worth of books to children in need throughout our network. This is no small feat. Countless crewmembers, community leaders and customers have helped as we set out to encourage kids’ imaginations to take flight through reading.

VIDEO | Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project

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Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project represents an expanded global commitment to literacy and reading. While one in five Americans have participated in the BOOK IT! literacy program, there are communities locally in the U.S. and all over the world that still need help. As a result, Pizza Hut has partnered with First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise organization representing the largest network of educators serving kids in need, to implement a year-round fundraising effort.

Pizza Hut Launches the Literacy Project

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September 8, 2016, marked a historical day in the history of the largest pizza company in the world, Pizza Hut. On that day, Pizza Hut announced a commitment to expand on its 30+ year commitment to BOOK IT! and unlock the potential of 100 million people around the world over the next 10 years through literacy and reading.

Newman’s Own Foundation Grant Feeds Growth at Link to Libraries

Nonprofit Gives Half Million New Books to Children in Connecticut and Massachusetts
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EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Link to Libraries, Inc., which has donated a half million new books to children in New England, just booked a donation of its own – a $15,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation.

An all-volunteer nonprofit with no paid staff, Link to Libraries serves 25,000 children in 400 sites in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The Newman’s Own Foundation grant will fund the purchase and distribution of thousands of books in the coming months.

FCA US Shifts Gears, Rolls Out New Bikes for 350 Detroit Students

‘Big Bike and Book Giveaway Day’ recognizes academic performance; encourages students to read and ride this summer
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FCA US LLC, a company better known for helping to put the Motor City on wheels, shifted gears on June 11 and rolled out hundreds of shiny, new bicycles and stacks of books for students in Detroit.

During the second annual “Big Bike and Book Giveaway Day” held at Palmer Park on the city’s west side, FCA US presented new bikes and books to 350 elementary, middle and high school students who have demonstrated improved academic performance, school attendance and good citizenship.

CITGO Fuels a Love of Reading in Partnership with Bess the Book Bus for 2016 Multi-City Tour

Mobile literacy program visited seven schools in the Houston area to kick off tour
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HOUSTON, May 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation is proudly continuing its partnership with Bess the Book Bus as the mobile literacy program embarks on another annual, multi-city tour, traveling to more than 25 schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas throughout the month of May.

Mary Kay Brazil Launches The Mary Kay Institute

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At Mary Kay, giving back is a core principle that lives in the heart of the Mary Kay independent sales force worldwide. Here in Brazil, both our sales force and employees have always been involved in projects to help Mary Kay’s mission of enriching women’s lives. As we continue to grow in Brazil, we felt it was time to consolidate Mary Kay Brazil’s various corporate social responsibility initiatives into one. In 2014, we founded Instituto Mary Kay (Mary Kay Institute).

Kia Motors America and First Book to Distribute 40,000 Books to Southern California Educators

18-Wheeler Truck Packed with Brand-New Children’s Books Arrives in Ontario, Calif., to Serve Kids in Need
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LOS ANGELES, October 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Kia Motors America (KMA), one of the fastest-growing car companies in the U.S., is bringing its “Books on Wheels” program to Southern California. Teaming up with nonprofit social enterprise First Book and CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program, Kia volunteers will distribute 40,000 books to area educators and teachers.

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