TULSA-- On National Reading Day, January 23, some of the 2 Works for You team read books to students at CAP Tulsa and presented them with almost 600 books.
For the second year, KJRH 2 Works for You employees contributed a portion of their paychecks to a national Scripps Howard Foundation campaign. The “If You Give a Child a Book …” literacy campaign receives donations from Scripps employees and matches dollars from members of the Scripps family.
In Tulsa, one out of every four children under age five lives in poverty. The mission of CAP Tulsa is to work to ensure that these children reach their full developmental potential by the end of third grade. CAP Tulsa serves 2,346 children in eleven Tulsa-area schools.
Anchor Brian Sanders and meteorologists Taft Price and Jon Haverfield spent time reading to the children before presenting them with the new Scholastic books.
Last year, 2 Works for You was surprised to be given at $10,000 check from Scripps Howard Foundation to present to Reading Partners.
The Scripps Howard Foundation supports philanthropic causes important to The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) and the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on excellence in journalism. At the crossroads of the classroom and the newsroom, the Foundation is a leader in supporting journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes. The Scripps Howard Awards stand as one of the industry’s top honors for outstanding journalism. The Foundation improves lives and helps build thriving communities. It partners with Scripps brands to create awareness of local issues and supports impactful organizations to drive solutions.
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