For Immediate Release
Zappos for Good Supports Spread the Word Nevada with $25,000 Sponsorship
Funds to benefit the organization’s children’s literacy programs
Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (May 16, 2019) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) has been selected by Zappos for Good as the recipient of a $25,000 sponsorship for Howard Hollingsworth STEAM Academy for the 2019/20 school year. STWN and Zappos for Good welcomes Hollingsworth ES as the 60th adopted school in Southern Nevada.
This sponsorship allows the nonprofit to support Hollingsworth ES with the following children’s literacy programs:
- Kids to Kids provides books for each child’s home during the school year to build a home library. Five new and gently used books are selected at this kick-off celebration, and then, once a month, one additional book is selected to take home.
- Breakfast with Books increases the awareness and importance of reading as a family activity. Each program consists of a light snack, story time, raffle, and most importantly the opportunity for the whole family to choose a book to take home.
All of our programs promote book ownership and fosters a love of reading in the home. Literacy needs to be nurtured because it is the foundation for a child’s success in school and in life.
“Welcoming our 60th school in Southern Nevada is another step closer to reaching every at-risk student in our state,” says Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of STWN. “We’re so grateful Zappos for Good took that step with us to support the children and their families at Hollingsworth.”
“We have a love for pursuing growth and learning here at Zappos and this program is going to help kids from our own community share in that passion through the joy of reading!” said Steven Bautista, Head of Charity at Zappos.com.
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 five million gently used and new books to approximately 548,000 low-income youth in Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos currently showcases millions of products from over 1,000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture and job openings can be found at www.zappos.com/about/press-kit. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com, Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.
Victoria Soares 702-564-7809