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Mary Poppins Brings Joy at Whole Foods

It was a great pleasure to meet, talk to and share stories with so many children’s literacy supporters at Whole Foods on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena on June 9.  We applaud Whole Foods' commitment to the community, and are extraordinarily grateful to have been selected as the nonprofit partner and beneficiary of their 5% Community Day.  What an amazing opportunity to bring awareness and raise valued funds for RIFSoCal.

We invite you to share in this child’s delight as she realizes she won RIFSoCal’s raffle, making this beautiful Mary Poppins book her very own.  Her mom was laughing when she took the picture because it was a feat for her daughter to even hold the book, as it is quite heavy.  And by day’s end she had devoured this huge book, page by page – which I’m certain she will do again and again!

THANK YOU to Whole Foods for their generosity, and to each of you who were able to stop by, shop and help raise $4,176.90 to support our Motivational Reading Program in Pasadena.  These dollars will purchase over 3,000 books for the children we serve - books that are often the first in their home.