By Joe Veyera
Supporting literacy around the world will be as simple as sitting down for a local brew on June 4, as King’s Hardware (5225 Ballard Ave NW) hosts Room to Read Seattle’s Beers for Books event from 7 to 10 p.m.
$4 from every pint (and $13 from every pitcher) of Fremont Brewing or Lowercase Brewing beer, along with $1 from every King’s Lemonade sold for those looking for a non-alcoholic way to support the effort, will go to Room to Read’s Local Language Publishing Program, which produces books for children in Asia and Africa. Raffle tickets will also be sold ($5 for 1, and $20 for 5).
Organizers are hoping to raise $1,500, enough for 1,500 books.
If you won’t be able to attend, but would still like to donate to Room to Read’s efforts, click here, and specify the Seattle chapter.
The San Francisco based non-profit currently operates in 10 countries — South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Over 1,600 schools and 16,000 libraries have been established by Room to Read, and more than 13 million children’s books have been distributed. Since its founding in 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of over 9 million children.