Business, Free News Articles

Luma Wealth Has Formed an Advisory Council

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Luma Wealth Advisors is pleased to announce that it has formed an Advisory Council to facilitate its national growth as a leading provider of financial advice for women and their families.

Council members, who are thought leaders in their respective industries, have been selected to provide their views and perspectives. They will meet quarterly to help the firm continue to enhance its offerings, improve its client service, and develop strategic partnerships.

In addition to Heather R. Ettinger, Founder and CEO of Luma Wealth, council members include:

* Cassidy Blackwell, Director of International Communications for Airbnb, is experienced in empowering women and underrepresented communities

* Dr. Nicola Finley, a board-certified internal medicine physician and lecturer, has a passion for women's health topics and health equity

* Kate Healy, NextGen Advocate, focuses on advocacy for sustainability issues facing the financial planning profession

* Jenn Kenning, CEO & Co-Founder of Align, has expertise in the impact sector

* Anne Richie, Managing Director at The Mezzanine Fund, has extensive experience helping companies grow

According to Kenneth J. Coleman, Luma Wealth's president, "This talented and diverse group shares Luma Wealth's vision for empowering women and can help guide our focus on women's overall wellness." Heather Ettinger adds, "I look forward to the dialogue we will share as we continue to implement Luma Wealth's mission across the country."

About Luma Wealth

Luma Wealth Advisors is a division of Fairport Wealth that provides women and their families with personalized wealth planning, experienced investment management, and a supportive, enriching community where they can learn, connect, and celebrate with other women. For more information, visit: https://www.lumawealth.com/.

About Hightower

Hightower is a national wealth management firm that provides growth capital and front- to back-end support services to independent-minded financial advisory businesses. Operating as a Registered Investment Advisor, Hightower provides investment, financial and retirement planning services to individuals, foundations and family offices. Corporate services include 401(k) consulting and corporate cash management. For more information, visit https://hightoweradvisors.com/.

Securities offered through Hightower Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC, Hightower Advisors, LLC is a SEC Registered Investment Adviser.

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, e-Commerce, Free News Articles, Software, Sports and Activities

HomeTown Ticketing and Stack Sports Announce Partnership Bringing Streamlined Digital Ticketing and Payment Processing Solutions to Clients

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- HomeTown Ticketing and Stack Sports, along with its payment processing solution Stack Pay, are pleased to announce an innovative partnership that brings together the best in technology and service for the benefit of youth organizations, K12 Schools, colleges, and associations across the country. Existing clients of both companies will benefit from new features, pricing options, and services.

For Stack Sports more than 20,000 partner organizations, HomeTown is now the Official Digital Ticketing Provider for Stack Sports. Organizations will now be able to use the digital ticketing services, along with their Stack Pay account for revenue collection. HomeTown offers end-to-end management of ticket sales, passes, and fan data, as well as a personalized online box office embedded directly on the organization's website. Additionally, Stack Sports partners will benefit from the Point-of-Sale solutions for on site ticket sales.

For HomeTown's K12 and collegiate users, Stack Pay is now the Preferred Payment Processor of HomeTown Ticketing, offering more flexibility in fee and onboarding options for HomeTown clients. Stack Pay makes it easier to sign up for a merchant account with options that provide a straightforward onboarding experience for financial departments using the HomeTown platform.

As an added benefit, HomeTown users will receive a preferred rate on all credit card transactions along with the HomeTown $1 fee, saving schools, organizations, and fans money while making the move to digital ticketing for their events.

"At Stack Sports we are always looking for new ways to help improve the life of our club partners in innovative ways," said Stack Sports CRO Jeff Brunsberg. "By combining industry-leading technology solutions at Stack Sports with a best-in-class HomeTown ticketing experience, we see a huge benefit to our Partners. We are proud to add HomeTown Ticketing as a partner and work hand in hand with them to help fuel a safe return to play for our club organizations."

"HomeTown is thrilled to work with Stack Sports to expand its digital ticketing solutions to youth organizations across the country. With the trend of community, educational, and youth sports moving to digital options, HomeTown and Stack Sports will be able to provide a seamless experience for all of our users. HomeTown will provide digital ticking services, and Stack Pay will provide payment processing services. That is a win-win for everyone!" said Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO, HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

About HomeTown Ticketing

HomeTown, the leader in digital ticketing for K-12 schools and colleges, helps thousands of schools across the country seamlessly transition from cash and paper to digital ticketing. Our professional-grade ticketing platform is purpose-built for schools to easily sell tickets, quickly scan attendees and immediately access revenue faster than any other provider, without ever touching school funds. Schools, districts, colleges, universities and governing bodies rely on us to sell online tickets to help fund student athletics, theater, music and arts programs in local communities all over America. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, HomeTown prides itself on providing year-round customer service and support, even on nights and weekends, to help schools deliver the best game-day experience for students, families and fans nationwide.

Learn more about HomeTown at http://www.hometownticketing.com/| @hometowntix

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial

Westerwood’s Free Virtual Hear Better Class Offers Insights, Tips and Technological Solutions to Help Manage Hearing Loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Westerwood Life Care community is offering a free, virtual "Hear Better" class in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Dr. Kelly Tremblay and Dr. Margaret Wallhagen will review high-tech, low-cost solutions to help manage hearing loss in everyday conversations.

"Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic sensory problems we experience," said Dr. Tremblay. "There are low-cost options and resources that can help someone have a better quality of life."

The online class "Hear Better: 10 Low-Cost & High-Tech Tips" is being offered on Tuesday, May 11 at 1 p.m. EDT. RSVP at https://explorefriendshipvillage.org/events/.

Do you have trouble hearing? Here are a few questions to ask:

1 - Are you over the age of 65? (yes/no)

2 - Do you often ask people to repeat themselves? (yes/no)

3 - Do you often think people mumble? (yes/no)

4 - Do you have difficulty hearing when there is background noise present? (yes/no)

5 - Do friends and family suggest you get your hearing tested? (yes/no)

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, there is a good chance you do have some type of hearing loss. Approximately one in three people over 65 years of age will experience some degree of hearing problems.

Dr. Margaret Wallhagen, RN, PhD, FAAN is a Professor of Physiological Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a former board trustee of The Hearing Loss Association of America.

Dr. Kelly Tremblay PhD, FAAA is a neuroscientist, audiologist and advocate. She is a Board Trustee of The Hearing Loss Association of America and works as an advocate to get the word out about health and hearing for seniors. She is also a contributor to the World Health Organization.

Westerwood is also hosting tours of their Garden Cottages, which are in development. These spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden cottages are just a short walk from the main building. If you want extra room, privacy, and that home-of-your-own feeling, make sure you get on the priority list ASAP. Add your name here: https://explorefriendshipvillage.org/garden-cottages/.

Westerwood offers other free virtual events. Visit the events page for details: https://explorefriendshipvillage.org/events/.

Westerwood, formerly Friendship Village Columbus, is a 23-acre, scenic retirement community just off the beaten path and minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University. The active resident community loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, giving back and connecting with nature. Westerwood is the only true nonprofit Life Care community near Westerville and offers a top-rated, full continuum of care, including a Life Care Contract to provide predictable monthly living expenses regardless of care levels needed.

Rooted in the northeast side of Columbus since 1978, this wooded oasis offers restaurant-quality dining cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an arts studio, a woodshop and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can indulge their curiosity. Westerwood is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit community. It is ranked as a 2020 Choice community by the Holleran Group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement. Westerwood also has SageCare certification and received the 2020 Best of Business: Retirement Community award. Learn more at http://liveatwesterwood.org/.

#HearBetter, #BetterHearingAndSpeechMonth, #OurCampusYourCanvas, #SeniorLiving

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Related link: https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/

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What The World Needs Now is LOVE!

COLUMBUS, Ohio, -- ByDam Multimedia announces its latest release: "From A Place of Love - My Adoption Journey," an award-winning documentary film from Writer, Producer, Director David Bynum.

In 2018, filmmaker David Bynum began the emotional journey to find his biological family. The feature-length film documents his search to discover who he is and where he came from. The story is told by the people who assisted him along the way.

"From A Place of Love - My Adoption Journey" will premiere April 9, 2021, on streaming services, iTunes/Apple TV, Google Play/YouTube Movies and VUDU. In addition, on July 1 it will begin streaming on Tubi, Xumo and redbox. Currently it's available for Digital Download or Collector's Item DVD on the film's website.

Adoption Network Cleveland recently screened the film as part of the Monday Night Speaker Series. Adoptee Debra Parker Sparrow said, "David, I felt blessed to have seen your journey. I can't wait to share it with others."

"It made me laugh, it made me cry, but most of all it made me feel good. Thank you for sharing your story," said Denny Baker, Stowe, PA.

The film's objective is to give people affected by adoption a clear view of all that goes into the emotional journey of search & reunion. It shows the methods used to find both sides of the filmmaker's biological family in 11 weeks, along with the preparations necessary for the emotional roller-coaster ride associated with the journey.

The film features an original soundtrack scored by Central Ohio composer Doug Espie and original music from Ohio music legend Dean Francis. Ohio Media School graduates Steffon Weston & Mar Jae spearheaded the production team.

"By far, this was the most emotional thing I've ever done in my life. I made this film with the intention of finding the closure I was seeking, while helping others in similar situations," said David Bynum - Director, "From A Place of Love - My Adoption Journey."

David added, "It can be used as a formula to begin their search if they so desire. It explains the things necessary to prepare yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally for whatever you find along your journey. It's my sincere hope this film removes the stigma associated with adoption/foster care while giving people a different view of search &reunion."

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The trailer for this film is available for preview at: https://youtu.be/LZXHvKIY240

Digital Downloads & Collector's Edition DVD available for purchase at: https://fromaplaceoflovefilm.com/shop

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Friendship Village Columbus Transitions to New Name: Westerwood

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Westerwood (formerly Friendship Village Columbus) is launching its new brand this week. While the name will change, the commitment to excellence for their Senior Living community will continue with the same great top-rated team, same non-profit status, and the same friendly residents.

"We are excited to start this journey of reinvention and share our vision for the future," said Lisa Burkhart, Executive Director at Friendship Village Columbus (now Westerwood). "We have provided a complete lifestyle and service to seniors in Columbus for 40+ years. As we honor our past and look to a bright future, we will remain that same great retirement community with the same friendly culture and leadership team."

Burkhart added, "And we will transition ourselves to appeal to the modern elder - the baby boomers who are looking for lifestyle rich amenities and bigger homes."

The FutureFest Virtual launch party to celebrate the new brand is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31 at 1 p.m. Visit http://westerwoodfestival.org/ or call 614-245-3931 for details and to RSVP.

"When I was first introduced to Friendship Village Columbus (now Westerwood), my first impression was that it would have been the perfect place for my parents to live - truly live - the later chapters of their lives," said Eleanor Biddulph, Board Chairperson for Westerwood.

"The residents and staff have formed a true community; one that is welcoming, active, caring and committed. I feel this with every conversation, at every event and with every person. As we look forward to this exciting new chapter in our history, it is those deep connections that will support our continued excellence," Biddulph added.

As a top-rated Life Care Community, Westerwood will continue to raise the bar on their commitment to residents and plans are in the works to provide more outdoor amenities and lifestyle comforts. Great new additions include: six brand new garden cottage homes (in feasibility planning) with a private patio and garage; new outdoor amenities like a bocce ball court, fire pit, outdoor dining, and seating and more; and table service in the dining room with new menus and food options.

Westerwood offers free virtual events: Work-it Wednesday Fitness, Book Club, and classes about life care. Visit https://explorefriendshipvillage.org/events/ for details.

ABOUT WESTERWOOD:

Westerwood, formally Friendship Village Columbus, is a 23-acre, scenic retirement community just off the beaten path and minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University. The active resident community loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, giving back, and connecting with nature. Westerwood is the only true nonprofit Life Care community near Westerville and offers a top-rated, full continuum of care, including a Life Care Contract to provide predictable monthly living expenses regardless of care levels needed.

Rooted in the northeast side of Columbus since 1978, this wooded oasis offers restaurant-quality dining cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an arts studio, a woodshop, and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can indulge their curiosity. Westerwood is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit community. They were ranked as a 2020 Choice community by the Holleran Group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement.

Learn more at: http://liveatwesterwood.org/.

Social tags: #OurCampusYourCanvas #SeniorLiving #RetirementGoals #BetterWithFriendship

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Aerospace and Aviation, Business, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

MicroShield 360 Reflects on Impact to Private Aviation

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- MicroShield 360, an industry leader in antimicrobial coatings, has announced today that in the last year, more than 600 private aircraft have had the company's highly durable antimicrobial product applied to interior surfaces for added protection. Due to demand for safer air travel amid the on-going pandemic, MicroShield 360 is expanding application and distribution capabilities to meet the demand of the aviation industry.

A key component to the company's strategy was to create a better price point for its loyal customers and lower barrier of entry for new customers.

"2020 was a year marked by unexpected challenges for everyone, including us," said Steve Kubec, Vice President of MicroShield 360. "We knew in 2021 that we would have to challenge ourselves to deliver our products and services to a wider audience with more efficiency. Our strategic approach now includes competitive pricing and expanded product offerings. We understand this all about accessibility and consumer confidence."

MicroShield 360 has created a robust and detailed web-based training program that is available to any company or aviation end-user that wants to have the antimicrobial coating applied to its aircraft to create the safest environment possible. This is coupled with the release of MicroShield 360 Endure, a non-alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is effective for up to 4 hours.

"The product line and service are built on flexibility and the preference of our clients," says Kubec. "Our aviation partners have been amazing over the last year. Without their dedication to their customers and crew members, we would not be in the position we are today to help create the peace of mind everyone wants when they step onto a plane. The confidence to travel safely is paramount to our culture and economy, now more than ever."

MicroShield 360 is approved by Bombardier, Embraer, Dassault and multiple component manufacturers for application to virtually every surface on an airplane, including the cockpit.

"We cannot put into words how appreciative we are of these company's efforts to approve of, and more importantly improve on, what we can bring to the market." Kubec continues with, "We look forward to continuing to establish the aviation industry standard for safe, clean and protected air travel."

The MicroShield 360 antimicrobial coating, disinfectant and hand sanitizer are now available for purchase direct from the company, OEMs, Embraer, and Bombardier, as well as any of its authorized application agents throughout the United States.

About MicroShield 360:

MicroShield 360 is a Cleveland, Ohio based company that specializes in antimicrobial coating services with dealers and applicators located both domestically and internationally. For more information, please visit https://microshield360.com/ or call 800-686-4360.

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

Creative Extruded Products Announces Global Expansion to Mexico – The CaliBaja Manufacturing partnership will shoulder the high demand for specialty moldings within multiple vehicle applications

DAYTON, Ohio -- Creative Extruded Products is excited to announce a new manufacturing partnership with CaliBaja Manufacturing in Mexicali, Mexico. Initially, the CaliBaja location will produce Creative's GripFlex® line of direct-fit aftermarket moldings, which are uniquely designed and engineered for OEM vehicle-specific applications.

"As the demand increased for these products, we made the strategic decision to support our global customers by expanding our production capacity and distribution," said Bill Mills, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Creative Extruded Products.

Through this partnership, Creative Extruded gains a unique advantage to foster a growing customer base in Mexico and extend its reach to additional international business opportunities.

"This new partnership gives us additional capacity for future growth in the Dayton and Tipp City, Ohio areas as well as internationally," Mills said. "Fortunately, this partnership does not reduce the need for workers at existing facilities. Instead, we anticipate adding several additional jobs and positions in the future."

About Creative Extruded Products, LLC

A manufacturer of OEM moldings since 1979, Creative Extruded Products has become a leader in auto glass molding systems for both OEM and aftermarket customers.

Creative has grown to be a fully integrated system supplier by offering injection molded products and plastic and EPDM extrusions to meet customer needs.

To learn more about Creative Extruded Products, please visit https://creativeextruded.com/.

About CaliBaja Manufacturing

Located in Mexicali, Mexico, CaliBaja is a contract manufacturer with more than 800 employees and 40 years of comprehensive customer service and outstanding manufacturing capabilities.

CaliBaja Manufacturing's operations span four separate facilities with a combined footprint of over 200,000 square feet on approximately 17 acres of land.

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Cincinnati Company Develops Ground-Breaking Steam Technology for Sanitizing Amid Pandemic

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Bayzi Corporation has developed steam technology needed to quickly fight the spread of viruses like COVID-19 as well as bacteria, fungi, bed bugs and biofilms. They manufacture antimicrobial steam devices that will very quickly eliminate microbes, bugs and also provide a quick way to clean dust and grease. The machines use just water and no chemicals.

The patented line of antimicrobial steam cleaners called SaniZap® safely sanitize almost any surface, leaving no residue, moisture or harmful chemicals. The process is 600 times faster than chemical sanitization, making it ideal for following CDC guidelines that call for frequent sanitization.

"There was so much interest in portable high temperature steam devices due to the pandemic that our team pulled these products from the backburner and has been working hard to make this technology and the products available quickly," said Anu Vissa, CEO of Bayzi.

The portable equipment is available in different models to accommodate a range of facilities and price points. SaniZap-1 and SaniZap-Mini are handheld devices well suited for small spaces and small businesses. The SaniZap-4 is a versatile multipurpose cleaning workhorse on wheels with a lot more power. It can be used at lower steam temperatures with soap or detergent to quickly clean visible dirt and grime and can also be used at higher steam temperatures for anti-microbial sanitizing.

The protypes have been demonstrated in schools, hospitals, and restaurants.

* Chemicals generally reduce or eliminate specific microbes. Steam covers a broad range.

* No fumes, odors, sticky residues, or accumulating residues and toxicity.

* 'No-Contact' method, is self-drying and requires no wiping, reducing waste.

* Reduces cross contamination.

* Allows Increase frequency of sanitizing as recommended by CDC, especially of critical areas.

* Benefits employees, staff and patients/clients, reducing their exposure to chemicals.

* Overall better infection control outcomes for healthcare facilities.

* Green method - safe for the environment.

Savings. SaniZap® can be worked into any sanitizing regimen as addition or replacement to an existing cleaning rotation. Savings include no additional chemicals or towels to purchase, no 'wiping-down' labor, reduced waste, and increased productivity as there is no need to 'wait-out' chemical application.

More information at https://bayzi.com/.

SaniZap® models may be ordered by contacting info@bayzi.com. Take advantage of significant discounts during product launch in March 2021.

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Fairport Wealth Announces 2021 Community Beacon Recipient

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Fairport Wealth is pleased to announce that the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio, is its 2021 Community Beacon recipient. According to Managing Partner Kenneth J. Coleman, "The pandemic has made fighting hunger an even more pressing issue and we are happy to lend a hand to the Food Bank. Its mission closely aligns with our goal of helping families."

Supporting the Harvest for Hunger Campaign

This year, the Food Bank is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Harvest for Hunger relief campaign to help combat food insecurity. Fairport Wealth Managing Partner Heather R. Ettinger says, "We are proud to be a part of this effort because, at Fairport Wealth, we emphasize community. We believe it's important to help support those around us, and we're eager to help our neighbors get back on their feet."

Helping Families

Fairport Wealth's team members wholeheartedly agree on the value of assisting the Food Bank and community and look forward to being part of its Hunger for Harvest campaign. In addition to providing financial support, the firm will volunteer at the Food Bank's weekly distribution center, assist with a virtual Harvest for Hunger food drive, and raise money for the organization through events such as a virtual cooking class.

About Fairport Wealth

Fairport Wealth inspires families by providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to high-net-worth individuals and guides them through life's transitions. Clients value our depth of talent and experience, along with our collaborative and approachable style.

For more information, visit https://www.fairportwealth.com/.

About Luma Wealth

Luma Wealth Advisors is a division of Fairport Wealth that provides women and their families with personalized wealth planning, experienced investment management, and a supportive, enriching community where they can learn, connect, and celebrate with other women. For more information, visit https://www.lumawealth.com/.

About Hightower

Hightower is a national wealth management firm that provides growth capital and front- to back-end support services to independent-minded financial advisory businesses and operates as a Registered Investment Advisor. For more information, visit https://www.hightoweradvisors.com/.

Securities offered through Hightower Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC, Hightower Advisors, LLC is a SEC Registered Investment Adviser.

More information: https://www.fairportwealth.com/index

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Business, Education and Schools, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Kids Read Now celebrates partnerships with hometown heroes, delivering books to Ohio students

DAYTON, Ohio -- Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across Ohio, including Ansonia Local Schools, Troy City Schools, Mapleton Local School District, Greenville City Schools, and Northridge Local Schools, to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. The number of students in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. "Whether it's the summer slide or the COVID slide, the KRN in-home reading programs are eliminating learning loss and are helping kids gain up to 2.5 months of learning over the summer," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

"The kids love getting the books throughout the summer and come in the following school year talking about all the awesome books that they got. I can tell it definitely encourages the kids to read," said Taylor B., Classroom Teacher, Troy City Schools.

"Providing students with high quality texts to read during the summer is absolutely crucial. An added bonus is that students get 'real' mail!" said Jill H. B., Curriculum Director, Black River Local School District.

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

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