Silicon Valley Promotes Children's Literacy, 5/6

Silicon Valley Promotes Children's Literacy, 5/6

Raising A Reader:


Silicon Valley dignitaries will read stories to local children and their parents to promote the importance of children's literacy and raise money to support family literacy programs throughout the Bay Area and the country. All children who attend will be given a free book to take home. The event is being done as part of SV Gives and the National Day of Philanthropy.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 9:30-11:00 a.m.


Raising A Reader, 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City


Area children, parents and teachers

Jeff Gee, Mayor of Redwood City

Emmett Carson, President/CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Gabrielle Miller, Executive Director, Raising A Reader
Kirsten Garen, CIO, Bank of the West


Media are invited to cover the event, and will be able to speak with dignitaries, Raising A Reader executives as well as local children and their parents.


Raising A Reader is a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to helping READER families develop, practice and maintain literacy habits for children ages 0-8. The program is implemented at more than 2,500 locations across the country. Partners include public school systems, libraries, afterschool programs, community agencies and other organizations both public and private. Raising A Reader was founded in 1999 and has served more than 1.25 million families nationwide. More information is available at

SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE ©2014 Business Wire

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