June 21, 2019
Media Contact: Kim Smith
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831-646-2093 / firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fill the Bus for Fines at the Monterey Public Library in July
July 1 - 31, 2019
During the Month of July, the Monterey Public Library and Pacific Grove Library are partnering with United Way’s Stuff the Bus to fill the bus for fines! Bring a new item from the supply list ( http://unitedwaymcca.org/sites/unitedwaymcca.org/files/STB-List-online.pdf ) to either Library and we will waive your late fees. It’s a win-win!
In 2018, there were more than 8,400 students in Monterey County who were homeless or vulnerable. Stuff the Bus helped these children start school equipped with the supplies they needed to be ready to learn. Backpacks were distributed throughout the county via the Family Resource Centers located in each school district, in partnership with the Monterey County Office of Education. The number of students facing homelessness in Monterey County has tripled over the past six years. It’s more than a backpack, Stuff the Bus eases the financial burden on families and gives children a boost of self confidence. These students often struggle in school. Of homeless elementary students, only 28% are proficient in reading and 17% in math. Many drop out without earning a high school degree. Join us in helping students succeed in school!
The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey, and the Pacific Grove Public Library is located at 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. For more information call Crystal Henden at (831) 648-5760 or Kim Smith (831) 646-2093.