Nevada’s Leading Children’s Literacy Nonprofit is Expanding its Mission to Washoe County with Two School Adoptions
For Immediate Release
Contact: Vicki Soares
Nevada’s Leading Children’s Literacy Nonprofit is Expanding its Mission to Washoe County with
Two School Adoptions on November 8, 2018
Washoe County, NV (November 1 , 2018) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the leading children’s literacy nonprofit serving Southern Nevada since 2001 is expanding its Mission to Washoe County and is adopting its first two elementary schools on November 8.
Who: STWN to bring books and literacy services to both Greenbrae and Cannan Elementary Schools. STWN will roll out its flagship programs, Kids to Kids and Breakfast with Books with its first two school adoptions on November 8, 2018. Kids to Kids is a monthly distribution of new and gently used books for students to develop their very own "keep at home" library of books to learn from, share with their families and instill a deep appreciation of reading. Breakfast with Books is STWN’s monthly family literacy program to help instill the importance of reading together as a family activity. On adoption day, students will receive an initial distribution of one book bag and five books to start their home libraries. Every month from there on, students will continue to receive book distributions.
What: STWN will hold an adoption kick-off ceremony and book distributions at both schools. More than 900 students will receive an initial distribution of one book bag and five books to start their home libraries. From there on, students will choose a book each month. In addition, the school will receive Breakfast with Books, a family literacy program that encourages reading with children in the home. Each month, students and their families are invited to share in a light breakfast and story time. Every person in attendance also receives a book to keep.
When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Greenbrae ES - Meet and Greet at 8:15 am
1st Assembly - 9:15am
2nd Assembly – 10:15am
Cannan ES 1st Assembly - 1:30pm
2nd Assembly – 2:30pm
Where: Greenbrae ES - located at 1840 4th St, Sparks, NV 89431
Cannan ES - located at 2450 Cannan Street, Reno, NV 89512
Interview Opportunities: STWN Executive Team and Board Members Cameras and media are invited to attend. If you plan to attend please alert Vicki Soares at 702-203-0002.
About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 4.7 million gently used and new books to approximately 515,000 low-income youth in Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (775)-507-7007. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.