Six Companies Donate $1 for Facebook LIKES to Support Literacy
An energy company, a public relations firm, two apparel lines, an artist and a professional photographer have come together this Valentine's Day to show their love of children and deep belief in the power of books.
Starting today, and running through March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday, these six companies will donate $1 for every new like on their Facebook brand pages to The Heart of America Foundation, which will use the funds to buy books for children in Newport News and Richmond.
Since 1997, the Washington D.C.-based Heart of America Foundation has provided children living in poverty with more than 3.5 million library and take-home books. Their unique approach to helping promote volunteer service and literacy has led to engaging volunteers in more than one million hours of service to communities nationwide.
The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children, the foundation reports, is to increase their access to print.
An Achievable Dream is a unique partnership between Newport News Public Schools, the City of Newport News, and the local business community to give our students who are at risk of failure in school due to socioeconomic factors, a chance to succeed. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are offered a quality education in a nurturing environment as well as the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with caring adults.
An Achievable Dream Academy provides social, academic and moral education to its students.
Be the Bay, the Hardwood Denim Company and Wilton Cottage & Garden are supporting Chimborazo Elementary School in Richmond, Ca. Home of the Jaguars, Chimborazo provides an environment that is safe, inviting and conducive to learning.
The mission of Chimborazo Elementary School, as a foundation for infinite possibilities, is for highly qualified, competent and passionate educators to prepare all students to become productive, enthusiastic, inquisitive and critical thinkers who have good moral values and are inspired through endless possibilities in a global society, supported by families and communities.
"They are a beacon of light in Richmond's East End and shine on what is right," wrote Heart of America on its web site.
Artist Andrea Weiser of Happy Artwork for Children, will support each school with a custom painting designed specifically for the children she hopes will find love in the books and happiness as their increased access to them.
Visit this page to LIKE the companies' Facebook pages and learn more about The Heart of America Foundation.
ABOUT THE COMPANIES:
Founded in 1946, Phillips Energy remains upper Tidewater, Va.'s top provider of heating oil, on- and off-road diesel, gasoline, propane, dyed and clear kerosene, and lubricants.
Phillips Energy is a leader in alternative fuels and is able to meet the energy and service needs of homes and businesses in Gloucester, Mathews, and York Counties, the Williamsburg area, Northern Neck and Virginia Peninsula.
Consociate Media believes that in every business lies a story, and through that story they can reach new customers, inspire positive change and reach their goals. stories are the most powerful way to reach people and inspire change.
Consociate Media, a full service communications and public relations firm, specializes in working with business owners to tell their stories across a wide range of new and traditional media.
Telling those stories can be just that - writing for web content, Blogs, press releases and more. In a communications world where content is king, having fresh, unique and relevant content should be at the heart of all storytelling.
But it's also helping businesses develop an overarching strategy to connect to a larger audience. Those services can range from establishing and maintaining a social media presence, building an editorial calendar, strategic messaging development, market research and more.