For Immediate Release
“Fair Tide Thrift Store launches Kids Summer Reading Program”
Kittery, Maine—June 19, 2012— Kittery’s Fair Tide Thrift Store recently launched a Kids Summer Reading Program in which kids receive a $5 coupon for every five books they read.
To get started, kids pick up a reading card at the store, located at 15 State Road in Kittery, at which time they may also select a free book. Upon finishing their free book along with four others, kids return each time to get their card stamped. Once five books have been read, cards become $5 coupons and will be entered in a raffle drawing to be held at the end of the summer.
According to Fair Tide’s Barbara McGaughey, the program was developed as a way to engage kids in a fun, yet meaningful way.
“We introduce kids to the world of thrifting, which is a socially responsible way to recyle,” said McGaughey. “At the same time, kids might also learn a little bit about Fair Tide’s mission to end homelessness. Kids have fun while reading and we raise awareness about our mission—everybody wins.”
Founded in 1998, Fair Tide is a prevention program that combines safe, affordable housing with comprehensive supportive services to keep people safe as they gain the necessary skills to obtain and maintain permanent housing. Proceeds from the Thrift Store, which is open from 10am to 5pm, directly support Fair Tide.
For more information visit www.fairtide.org, or call (207) 439-6376.