Friday, 14 September 2012 07:48
Last year, H-E-B launched an early childhood literacy campaign called Read 3 with a goal to collect one million books to give to families in need and succeeded. As Read 3 approaches its one-year anniversary, H-E-B aims to collect another one million books in 2012-13, starting with a two-week book drive in all Texas stores from Sept. 12 - 25.
H-E-B is encouraging customers to drop off new and gently used children’s books in special collection bins in all stores, and is giving away 600 different children’s book titles with 15 Combo Locos and a Meal Deal.
To celebrate the event, H-E-B is planning costume story times and local author readings in each region. Visit www.heb.com/read3 for a schedule of events in your city or town.
A Story time with Nate the Great is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. at H-E-B Plus, Saturday, September 15. H-E-B Plus is located at 2409 E. Expressway 83, in Mission.
Books collected in stores will be donated to children in need through schools, libraries, nonprofits and H-E-B’s annual Feast of Sharing dinners. If your organization is in need of books, applications can be found at www.heb.com/read3.