Mesa, AZ, May 08, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Kids Need to Read (KNTR) is proud to host a Grand Opening at their brand new headquarters located at 2450 W. Broadway Road, Suite 110. The Open House will take place on Tuesday, May 12th from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Executive Director Denise Gary will formally welcome their guests at 4:30 P.M; followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony with members of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce at 4:45 P.M.
The new facility provides additional space to expand KNTR’s efforts to improve childhood literacy across the nation. Many wonderful, brand new industrial shelves now house the thousands of books coming and going through their doors to benefit the libraries, schools, communities, and children that need them. In addition, KNTR has added a story time/event/meeting space complete with colorful shelves, literacy art prints and books.
KNTR is encouraging all supporters and interested community members to visit during the Open House to learn more about the charity and the work they do; including information about current and upcoming programs. This will also provide an opportunity to mingle with staff, volunteers, and members of the KNTR Board of Directors over light refreshments; compliments of event sponsor Literologie and Costco.
Guests can enter to win a door prize raffle. All prizes are donated by Bonny Books, Changing Hands Bookstore, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Out of Print, and Phoenix Comicon. Each guest will receive one free raffle ticket; additional tickets are available for purchase.
KNTR wishes to thank Mesa Chamber of Commerce and all of the donors for providing items to make the Grand Opening a success.
About Kids Need to Read:
Founded with a passion to improve the lives of disadvantaged children by providing inspiring book collections and engaging literacy programs to underfunded schools, libraries, and organizations across the nation, Kids Need to Read aspires to empower and embolden every last child through a culture of reading. For many of the children it serves, Kids Need to Read represents a crucial link to a strong literacy education, and its programs help build and nurture support systems that these children may be lacking elsewhere in their lives. By immersing children in an integrated world of literary experiences that teaches them, firsthand, the impact of reading on every aspect of life, imagination is ignited and confidence is built for a prosperous future, regardless of race, economic status, or personal capabilities.
Lori Cothrun, Operations Director
Kids Need to Read