Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Carnegie Center in the News

Former Carnegie Center tutor Andrew Crown-Weber and friend Stephen Eidson have embarked on their cross-country bike trip to raise money for the Carnegie Center. They are bicycling across the country---over 4,000 miles (during 70 of the hottest days of the year)---for a great cause: The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

When Andrew tutored at the Carnegie Center last year, he was so touched by his experience that he wanted to do something to give back. And so, Andrew and Stephen are “Riding For Reading: Cycling Across America,” and raising money for the Carnegie Center through their website. They’ll also be raising awareness of literacy, using their blog to share information about their journey and about the books they’re reading during rest breaks on their trip. As Stephen said, “We will discover our American narratives and construct our own long the way.”

Andrew and Stephen will face many challenges along the way—bad weather, bike troubles, sore muscles, sunburns, exhaustion—but their requests of you are easy in comparison:

1. Make a contribution to the Carnegie Center so that children and adults can find joy in writing, reading, and learning new things.

2. Share their story with your friends, your family, and your colleagues. Challenge them to match or exceed your gift.

And remember, you are reading this e-mail now because somewhere in your life, someone taught you how.

Learn more about the trip by checking out this Herald Leader article.
We hope that you will make a donation today!

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