Jarden Consumer Solutions Fund Makes Largest Donation to Date in Support of Library’s Summer Literacy Program

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The Delray Beach Public Library announced that Jarden Consumer Solutions’ (JCS) employee-funded charitable entity presented the library with a $17,500 grant in support of its summer literacy program taking place from June 18th through August 1st 2013. The funds donated will be used to purchase books, snacks, prizes and incentives for participating at-risk students in Delray Beach. “The JCS Community Fund is proud to again support the Delray Beach Public Library Summer Literacy Program,” stated Rocki Rockingham, JCS vice president of community relations and communications. “It is the goal of the JCS Community fund to direct funding to areas that best address the needs in the community, and the Summer Literacy Program in Delray Beach exemplifies that goal.” “The Library is very grateful for the JCS Community Fund’s generous donation of $17,500” said Alan Kornblau, Delray Beach Public Library Director. “With the economic hardships facing many Americans today, it is inspiring to see that individuals, like the employees of Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS), are still willing to donate their time and money to the betterment of our local communities. Employees of JCS can be certain that the funds received will be used fully to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth participating in the Summer Reading Program,” said Mr. Kornblau. This Summer Literacy program is offered by the Library every year and has distributed over 26,000 books to community children. Children from the Community Center, Pompey Park, Achievement Center, Beacon Center, Pine Grove, Bar & Ferg, Little Folks, Youthland Academy, Mt. Olive, Milagro, Banyan Creek & Cros Ministries as well as any child in Delray Beach wanting to attend will receive new books and learn the joys of reading through summer games, crafts, storytelling, and puppet shows! For further information on the many programs for Children at the Delray Beach Public Library, please visit our Web site at www.delraylibrary.org or call the Children’s Department at 561-266-0197.