SoCalGas partners with Reading Heart to host the largest book fair in the community to distribute free books to Corcoran residents

Over 20,000 books have been donated to a community Corcoran To promote education and spread a love of reading

Los AngelesAnd the August 29 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) and the student-run nonprofit, Reading Heart, have partnered with Corcoran City To host the largest non-profit community-wide book fair ever that offered over 20,000 free books Corcoran population.

SoCalGas is proud to partner with Reading Heart to host the first-of-its-kind citywide book fair for residents Corcoran,” He said Andy CarrascoSoCalGas, Vice President of Communications, Local Government, and Community Affairs. “At SoCalGas, we are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve by giving our time and support. This book fair has revitalized the community by providing enough books for every resident of the city, and we are grateful to partner with Reading Heart and Corcoran City. “

“I started Reading Heart to share my love of reading with other kids and I’m so glad we were able to make 20,000 books – one for every Corcoran resident – at the book fair. This is our biggest event to date, and it’s 15-year-old Danae Ferguson,” said Danay Ferguson (15 years old), who founded Reading Heart when she was eight years old: “It would not have been possible without the generous support of SoCalGas.”

The community event was filled with music, games, entertainment and most importantly, piles of books for residents to choose from. The first-of-its-kind event is designed to make books more accessible to students and promote reading in Central Valley where illiteracy is one of the biggest challenges facing young students. Each student who attended the community-wide book fair received a free book and was encouraged to participate in reading challenges hosted by the Reading Heart Center.

In the weeks leading up to the community-wide book fair, Reading Heart hosted three primary school book fairs around town including Bret Hart Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, and John C. Fremont Elementary. Photos and videos from those events can be found here.

Corcoran Mayor said: “We are honored to be a part of this amazing event.” Patricia Nolin. “You can feel the excitement in the air every time Corcoran The resident had the opportunity to choose a book and take it home! Reading is an important part of shaping the future of our children, and I am so excited to have the wonderful community partners at Reading Heart and SoCalGas who helped make this event a reality. ”

This book fair is in Corcoran It is the biggest reading heart event ever – providing enough books for every resident of the city! My daughter Danai started reading the heart when she was eight because she wanted to spread the joy of reading to other children, and I believe our mission is accomplished in Corcoran “Thanks to SoCalGas’ generous support,” said Dwayne Ferguson, CEO of Reading Heart.

To make this event possible, SoCalGas has donated 6000 dollars to Reading Heart to support its mission so that every child has access to books. This donation underscores SoCalGas’ commitment not only to promoting children’s education, but also to supporting individuals and communities throughout our Central Valley region of service.

About SoCalGas

SoCalGas® is headquartered in Los Angeles, and is the largest gas distribution facility in the United States. SoCalGas provides affordable, reliable, and increasingly renewable gas service to 21.8 million consumers across 24,000 square miles in Central and Southern California. Gas delivered through the company’s pipelines will continue to play a key role in California’s clean energy transition — providing electrical grid reliability and supporting the deployment of wind and solar energy.

SoCalGas’ mission is to build the cleanest, safest and most innovative energy company in America. In support of this mission, SoCalGas aspires to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in its operations and power delivery by 2045 and to replace 20 percent of traditional natural gas supplies to its primary customers with renewable natural gas by 2030. Renewable Natural gas consists of landfill waste Waste and sewage treatment plants. SoCalGas is also committed to investing in gas delivery infrastructure while keeping bills affordable for customers. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Corporation (NYSE: SRE), an energy services holding company headquartered in San Diego.

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About reading the heart

Reading Heart is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit book donation program dedicated to serving children in hospitals and children in areas with limited access to books. Reading Heart operates specifically in Central Valley which hosts events and book campaigns in support of underserved communities. Danay started reading Heart at the age of eight because she wanted to share her passion for reading and the joy of escaping in a good book with other kids. Danay, as an avid book reader and advocate for education, wants to spread the joy of reading and improve literacy not only in our community but also across the country.

about Corcoran City

Founded in 1914, and Corcoran Citywith a population of 23,154, is located in San Joaquin Valley. For more information contact Corcoran City Manager’s Office at (559) 992-2151 Ext. 2501 or contact Corcoran City On Instagram (@city_of_corcoran) and Facebook (@cityofcorcoran).

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