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LIBRARY MEMBERS RAISE THOUSANDS FOR COUNTY FOOD BANK

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Texas City’s Moore Memorial Library recently raised over
$3,000 for the Galveston County Food Bank. And they
did it in just six weeks.
That’s an amazing accomplishment. How did they do
it? That’s the part that makes this such an inspiring story.
The library kicked off the “Read to Feed” campaign on
January 1 of this year, thanks to an anonymous donor
who generously agreed to donate $1 for every hour read
by the library’s card holders of any age. Those who participated
kept logs of their reading times and dates.
And they read a bunch! The final total, to be matched
by the anonymous donor, totaled $3,244, netting a total
of $6,488 for the local food bank.
The library put up colorful hearts in the Circulation
Desk area for each hour logged in. As the “Read To
Feed” program took off, the number of hearts grew. A visit
to the library during the final two weeks provided visitors
the sight of two librarians struggling to find enough room
to display thousands of hearts. That was a good problem
to have.
This was a win-win effort. The county food bank always
needs donations to carry out its great efforts. The folks
who supported the program were inspired to read lots of
books, always a good thing. And the anonymous donor
who matched the reading with dollars had an opportunity
to help both the food bank and the library.
This successful fundraising effort is what makes Texas
City such a wonderful community. When something
needs doing, people step right up and get it done.
Residents are always willing to provide both time as well
as financial support to whoever needs it.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this project.
You’re what makes Texas City great!

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