A Local Gas Station is Raising Money to Buy Books for Kids.
KENNEWICK, Wash. - A local gas station and the Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation are teaming up to raise money to give books to kids.
For the month of August, you can buy a card for a dollar at all Sun Mart gas stations in the Tri-Cities. They'll then send the cards and the money to the Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation who will use it to buy books. For every card you buy, a book will be given to a child in the area.
"We have eighteen locations here, locally in the Tri-Cities, all competing against each other to try to raise the most amount of money for this great organization. So come on down here and support a great cause," says Chris Eerkes, Sales Manager for Sun Mart.
So far Sun Mart has raised around $2500.00 just in the first week. Last year they raised $6,500.00 total, and they hope to surpass that and raise more ten thousand dollars this year.
The reading foundation hopes to give away around 30,000 books this year.