Leawood, Kan. – AMC Theatres is proud to announce Commerce, Calif.-based Reading is Fundamental received $10,000 through the AMC Cares Charitable Grant Fund. During the AMC Cares Charitable Grant Fund Annual Ceremony, AMC announced the 2016 awards for 35 charitable organizations nationwide. This year, AMC donated more than $3.4 million in cash and in-kind donations to charities that support children and youth.
America’s oldest and largest child and family literacy organization, Reading is Fundamental of Southern California works with schools, Head Start sites, and community-based organizations to bring literacy resources to disadvantaged children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Last year, Reading is Fundamental conducted 675 motivational reading events and distributed 170,150 books to 55,475 children at 240 sites. In 2016, Reading is Fundamental is on track to grow by 17 percent, having added more than 9,300 students across the region.
This year, AMC asked organizations that support youth and children to visit amctheatres.com/donations and apply for a grant. A group of AMC associates from around the country selected the charities they felt best fit AMC’s goals and values, and allocated the cash from the AMC Cares Charitable Grant Fund and other resources accordingly.
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