CAPSTONE CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH 250,000 BOOK DONATION
Coughlan Companies Community Fund Donated 250,000 Books Valued at $1.6 million to Children and Families in Need
MANKATO, Minn. – July 11, 2016 – Capstone, a division of Coughlan Companies and leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announces donation of 250,000 books to About GreaterGood.org to help encourage literacy and the joy of reading for children and families who cannot regularly access books.
“At Capstone and all Coughlan divisions, we are passionate about improving the lives of all children through our partnerships, innovative outreach programs, and in-kind book donations,” said Christie Skilbred, Coughlan Companies Corporate Giving. “We are thrilled to partner with GreaterGood.org to provide children in literacy-poor environments with the tools for success.”
GreaterGood.org, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, pets and the planet, will distribute the books through its signature program Rescue Bank. “Coughlan Community Fund and Capstone are making an incredible impact in the lives of children across the country.” said Liz Baker, Executive Director of GreaterGood.org. “We are honored to provide them with the resources needed to distribute its generous donation.”
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. For more information, visit www.myCapstone.com.
About Coughlan Community Fund
Based on the belief that all children deserve to know how to read, the Coughlan Companies Community Fund chooses to donate books to children in need. More than $500,000 in books are donated annually to organizations across the world, including Africa, Mexico, Great Britain and several communities in the USA. We strive to donate between seven and ten percent of our EBT to nonprofit organizations.
GreaterGood.org is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. It accomplishes this mission by partnering with charitable organizations and administering programs worldwide that address hunger and illness (particularly in women and children), promote education and literacy, feed and care for rescued animals in shelters and sanctuaries, and protect wildlife and restore the environment.
Since 2006, GreaterGood.org has worked with more than 150 charitable partners worldwide and created and operated several new programs including One Picture Saves a Life, Cats R Cool, and GROW. You can learn more about GreaterGood.org on their website or by following them on Facebook.