VENTURA, CA, October 02, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Local PODS Moving and Storage leader will once again serve as the storage provider to the 10th Annual StoryFest, a free event that promotes early literacy amongst children and their families while preparing them for school. On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m.-2p.m., the Ventura Unified School District Education Service Center will transform into a pop-up book fair that will celebrate the joy of reading.
The donation of the PODS container will allow the Ventura Education Partnership and the Ventura Neighborhood for Learning to store more than 1,800 free books that will be distributed to children who have their passports stamped.
"PODS is happy to play a part in helping to store the free books for the 3,000 children that will attend StoryFest," expresses Steve Yapp, local PODS franchise owner. "We love to help out the local community especially an event like Storyfest that helps to prepare younger children for school."
The event will give out free books in the six storytelling tents that will have books read in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. Families and their children can also participate in other various activities such as signing up for library cards, book giveaways, musical activities, and a truckfest that will allow children the opportunity to get up close and touch trucks.
An outreach event for Ventura Neighborhood for Learning that began 9 years ago, StoryFest has continued to grow significantly and helped more and more children discover their love of reading.
"We can't thank PODS enough for their kindness and generosity," said Cathy Puccetti of First 5 Ventura Neighborhood for Learning. "The donation of the PODS containers has been such a blessing that has helped us store and distribute more free books this year."
What: Local PODS Moving and Storage, Ventura Education Partnership - StoryFest
When: Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: The Education Service Center (Field Area), 255 W. Stanley Ave., Ventura
Steve Yapp is the owner of three Tri-Counties PODS franchises that serve residents and businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Dedicated to the local community, Yapp's franchises have donated hundreds of PODS containers to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Diego and Los Angeles counties since opening their doors in 2005.
A partial list of recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs, FOOD Share of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, Toys 4 Tots, California Strawberry Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Relay for Life, C.H.P. Holiday Toy Drive, Salvation Army, Santa Maria Good Samaritan, Oxnard Downtown Management District, Boy Scouts of Ventura County, California Visitors Center, Simi Valley Days, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and Catholic Charities.
PODS is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK. Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry now preferred by many customers' increasingly active and mobile lifestyles. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 700,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 3 million deliveries and has more than 170,000 PODS containers in service.
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