Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6essential

(press release, Aug. 10, 2014)


Oakland Literacy Council (OLC) asks that you mark your calendars for our Wild About Reading charity walk on September 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. All proceeds raised will be used to support the continued efforts of the council in offering free one-on-one tutoring and English language instruction for adults with literacy needs.

While the first annual Wild About Reading charity walk is a fundraiser, it also offers the opportunity to Jim Shaffer KELLER ad blackmingle with the animals and take full advantage of all of the wonderful amenities at the Detroit Zoo.  Following the charity walk, participants may enjoy spending the day at the zoo (up to closing) under the same registration fee already paid.

“All Oakland County residents deserve to have the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed to flourish in today’s complex and interconnected world. They can do things like vote, increase their workplace productivity, and pass on the gift of reading to their children.” said Oakland Literacy Council Founder, Robert Gaylor.

The registration fee is $25 for adults, $15 for children (5-14 years old), and free for children under 5 years old. Participants may register in advance, or in person on the day of the event beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the OLC tables located near the Woodward entrance. Those who register before August 23, 2014 will receive a seed021_helaine-zackfree official Wild About Reading t-shirt. All walkers will receive free parking, refreshments and admission to the zoo all while helping to make someone’s dream of reading come true.

To learn more and to register for Wild About Reading, visit www.oaklandliteracy.com or contact the Oakland Literacy Council at info@oaklandliteracy.com or (248) 253-1617.

About Oakland Literacy Council

The Oakland Literacy Council is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose main purpose is to raise awareness and reduce the negative impact of adult illiteracy. For 30 years the Oakland Literacy Council has been providing free tutoring to individuals with needs in either basic literacy or English as a Second Language (ESL). The private non-profit’s mission is to assist people in learning and developing their reading, writing and English language skills, thereby improving their overall quality of life and contributions to society. www.oaklandliteracy.com

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