Fill the Rack, Close the Gap

05/01/17 - 05/31/17 All day
Curious Iguana
12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA

Elephant & Piggie are ready to travel—to the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick!

During the month of May, we hope to fill this spinner rack with 64 Elephant & Piggie books designed to encourage beginning readers. As soon as all the books are purchased, the rack will reside at the Housing Authority’s Lucas Village, where Elephant & Piggie will help close the reading gap for 60+ kids.

Here’s how you can help…

Look through the cards, and select the Elephant & Piggie book you’d like to donate ($9.99 each). Bring that card to the counter, add your name if you like, and purchase the book. We’ll add your card to our window display of Close the Gap champions.

Thanks for helping us close the reading gap for neighborhood kids!

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