The charity recently expanded its program to Title 1 school, Valley Elementary, with the help of retired 10News anchor and longtime Poway resident Hal Clement and former Poway Unified trustee Linda Vanderveen.
"I really hope our young people will grow up loving to read," said Clement, who led the effort to expand the program to Poway. "Rolling Readers helps that happen by not only reading to students, but donating the books."
Poway High junior Anna Vaus hopes to raise enough funding for the program at Poway. It costs approximately $3,000 to pay for a Rolling Readers program at a school.
"We think Rolling Readers is an amazing charity that is a great benefit to the community," Vaus said. "We hope that our car wash fundraiser can help raise awareness of the charity as well as raise money for the cause."
The fundraiser will take place at RB Oil Change at 12472 Rancho Bernardo Rd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Car washes are $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the program. Donations will also be accepted.
"We're thrilled that the community is embracing Rolling Readers' expansion to Poway," said Rolling Readers program director Theresa Tolentino. "We're hopeful to expand to other Title 1 schools in Poway in the near future."
About Rolling Readers
Founded in 1991, Rolling Readers is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is dedicated to helping low-income, at-risk children enjoy reading. Since its inception, the charity has donated more than 500,000 new books to children living in poverty. For more information, visit www.rollingreaders.org or follow us on Twitter at @Rolling_Readers (https://twitter.com/