ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) — The Stuyvesant Plaza Book House, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities Capital Region (RMHC-CR), will host an event to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House. The event takes place on Friday, March 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Seven local authors will read and sign copies of their books at the event for the READ for RMHC-CR program. The Reading-Based Community Service Program is designed for school-aged readers to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House.
This year, more than 100 area schools and libraries are registered to participate in READ for RMHC-CR during the 2021-2022 school year. About 65% of participants are expected to read and fundraise during the month of March.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Maison du livre and these amazing local authors to kick off the biggest month our READ for RMHC-CR program has ever seen,” said Nancy Damato, Read for RMHC-CR program coordinator. “Last year, 69 partner schools and libraries engaged in our program and participants raised over $218,000 to support the children and families we serve. This year, we have 65 partner schools and libraries signed up to read with us in March alone.
The program features live book readings and signings from:
- Michel Burne
- Janine Cammarata
- Jennifer Dugan
- Emma Kress
- Coleen Paratore
- James Preler
- EL Shen
At the event, organizers announced that Ronald McDonald House will be launching a new component of the READ for RMHC-CR program, the Read & Raise Reading Club for Teens and Adults. If you cannot attend the event, it will be broadcast live on the OMRM-CR Facebook page.