BESS THE BOOK BUS WINS YEAR’S SUPPLY OF CITGO GASOLINE FOR FUELING GOOD
Oct 1, 2009
Launched in June 2009, Fueling Good is designed to recognize and reward the efforts of people across the country who go above and beyond to provide a positive impact on the lives of others. Based on the underlying principals of solidarity and social development held by CITGO and its shareholder, PDVSA, the national oil company of the
Since 2004, Jennifer Frances has been dedicated to reading to children, promoting literacy, and getting books in to the homes of underprivileged children and families in the
This summer, Bess the Book Bus partnered with superpages.com to launch “The Summer of Good Reads and Good Deeds,” a nationwide outreach that impacted 35 states and delivered 21,000 books into under-served communities. This year,
“My grandmother showed me that a book can open a young mind to a world of infinite possibilities and opportunities,” said Jennifer Frances, founder of Bess the Book Bus. “By reading to children and providing them with books of their own, I help encourage a young imagination and raise literacy levels and the chance for future success.”
“The year’s supply of gas from CITGO will mean that Bess the Book Bus can reach more children in more communities across
Four other Fueling Good finalists this month received a $50 CITGO gift card. These local heroes are helping their community through a variety of efforts, including:
· Leave It For Love: Jennifer Molski’s effort to provide joy to low income and isolated senior citizens in
· The Nickelby Project: An organization founded by the Marriam family of
· Breast Friends Forever: In honor of their own family members who were struggling with breast cancer, cousins Erika Rech and Mike Ruane have raised more than $100,000 in support of women with breast cancer across
· Wye River Upper School: Founded by mothers of children with special needs including ADHD and dyslexia, the
“It’s an honor to help recognize and reward Jennifer Frances and Bess the Book Bus for helping inspire children across Tampa,” said Hulon Williams, President with J.H. Williams Oil Co., Inc. “Not only does the program bring the joy of reading to others, it strengthens the community for years to come by helping improve literacy and education levels. My organization works hard to make
For complete Fueling Good rules and to submit a story for a chance to win gas for a year, visit www.FuelingGood.com. Each month, from July through November, five finalists will be selected from the entries for a monthly online vote, which will help decide the winner of gift cards worth a year’s supply of fuel from CITGO. Be sure to return to the site regularly for information on finalists and a chance to vote on the top participants. For additional details, follow Fueling Good on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FuelingGood2009, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CITGOFuelingGood and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/FuelingGood2009.
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