For Immediate Release

Andrew Family Foundation Grants $55,000 to Spread the Word Nevada
Grant to benefit the organizations Books & Buddies Program

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (September 13, 2018) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) receives a $55,000 grant from the Andrew Family Foundation. The $50,000 grant supports the Books & Buddies program at Beckley and Dailey Elementary Schools for the 2018/19 school year with $5,000 for outreach of mentors to grow the crucial needs for weekly one-on-one mentoring and increase the number of children served.

The Books & Buddies Mentor Centers provide individualized attention to at-risk children by focusing on improving reading proficiency, comprehension, and oral reading skills.

“These weekly visits are vital to each child’s path to success,” says Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director. “The Andrew Family Foundation’s continued support of this program is truly appreciated by the children we serve and the community as a whole.”

Laurel Andrew, a director of the Andrew Family Foundation, stated, “Not only does STWN help increase the literacy rates in the schools it serves, but we have experienced first-hand how STWN also promotes the love of reading. Our foundation focuses strategically on programs that aim to ensure that elementary school children can read at or above grade level. We are excited to continue our support of a successful and impactful organization like STWN.”

About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 4.7 million gently used and new books to approximately 515,000 low-income youth in Nevada. Please visit to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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