ST. LOUIS, MO, January 12, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Katie's Pizza and Pasta Osteria in Rock Hill is proud to announce their upcoming Giveback Tuesday event, which will benefit Ready Readers. The event is slated for Tues., January 24.
Every month, Katie's Pizza and Pasta Osteria features a local nonprofit charity and donates 100 percent of the earned proceeds from the entire day to the charity. Lunch, dinner, drinks, and carryout are all included.
Last month, Katie's Pizza and Pasta reached their milestone of $100,000 in total funds donated to local nonprofit organizations, and they hope to continue giving even more money to the city's charities.
Funds raised from the Giveback Tuesday event will be used to help Ready Readers purchase new, high-quality children's books to give to preschool-age children from low-income communities in the St. Louis area. Ready Readers plans to donate more than 70,000 children's books this year.
Every four to six weeks, the organization's 495 volunteers give every child and their teacher in the program a new, personalized children's book. These books are read aloud each week to 10,000 preschool-age children between the ages of two and five, who come from low-income communities in the city. Ready Readers also provides books, curricula, and professional development for 1,200 early educators.
Ready Readers was created in 1997 by Pat Simons and three other St. Louis citizens as a way to prevent issues of illiteracy. The organization, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, trains, places, and supports nearly 500 volunteers in the St. Louis community who read aloud to young children, introduce an early love of reading to the children, and forge a strong bond with the children, teachers, and the community at large.
In addition, Ready Readers provides professional development for early educators, free literacy-based fieldtrips, and Book-A-Day, a new program that helps teachers read to children on a daily basis.
Katie's Pizza and Pasta Osteria is open every day at 11 a.m. and features Happy Hour specials from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m. Carry-outs are also available.
For more information or to make reservations, please call (314) 942-6555 or visit http://www.katiespizzaandpasta.com.
For more information about Ready Readers, please call (314) 561-8070 or visit their website at http://www.readyreaders.org.
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