I’m eager to share the latest Born to Read scoop with you as the initiative has two exciting pieces of news. First, you may remember from a previously posted update that in 2010 the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and San Antonio Museum of Art had begun to plan the collaborative creation of San Antonio’s own bilingual numbers, colors, and shapes board book series using art pieces from the San Antonio Museum of Art as the images for each book. The goal was to introduce San Antonio newborns to basic concepts featuring works of art in the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collection, thereby instilling a love of reading in our community’s children and also fostering a love of art by providing images of masterpieces families can see for themselves. The plan was for each book in the series to become a part of the Born to Read bags distributed to 25,000 newborns and their families each year. Well, we are elated to announce that another local partner, Trinity University Press, has agreed to handle the publishing, and the first book in the series, “1,2,3 Si” is literally about to hit the press! Stay tuned because we can’t wait to share more information and images from the book as they become available.
Second, I am thrilled to alert you of Born to Read’s two newest sponsors: Kimberly-Clark and Mission Pharmacal. Kimberly-Clark has generously contributed funds to the Born to Read program along with two sheets of coupons (one side in English, the other in Spanish) to be placed in the Born to Read bags. The coupons provide discounts on diapers, wipes, and a handful of other frequently used household items. Please see the attached pdf to view the coupons. Mission Pharmacal is Born to Read’s other latest sponsor. Along with a generous contribution to the program, the company is including a coupon and sample of their diaper rash crème, Dr. Smith’s Diaper Ointment, and has offered to help Born to Read with printing using their in-house print shop. Thank you, Kimberly-Clark and Mission Pharmacal!
As always, I want you, our donors, to know how grateful the Born to Read program is for your support. You are critical to the program’s success and growth, and I hope our updates on GlobalGiving show you what you’ve helped accomplish. If you ever have questions or comments about Born to Read please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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