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Justice Intermediate receives grant from Pizza Hut’s The Literacy Project

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Justice Intermediate School is grateful to be the recipient of a grant from Pizza Hut’s The Literacy Project.

With the help of First Book, Pizza Hut is enabling access to books and educational resources, empowering teachers, and inspiring young readers. The program provides free age-appropriate and culturally relevant books children in areas with a high level of need.

“Justice Intermediate School was honored to be chosen for this program,” said Justice librarian Kari Persinger. “We were able to purchase over 120 books for our library! We are committed to our literacy program, so those will be an invaluable resource for our students. Thank you so much to Pizza Hut and their amazing customers who contributed!”

Pizza Hut has been committed to nurturing kids’ love of reading through the BOOK IT! Program since 1984. Now, they’ve partnered with First Book to expand their reach even further. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 175 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low income families in more than 30 countries.

The Literacy Project aims to transform the lives of 100 million people in 10 years. Pizza Hut customers have the option to add a donation to First Book very time the order in the restaurant or online. The funds raised from each Pizza Hut location then goes to local educators to purchase books and resources form First Book Marketplace.

Justice Intermediate was recently granted $840 to spend in the First Book Marketplace. Marion Community Schools is grateful for this gift that will help us continue to expand opportunities for local students.