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Rent-A-Center’s Reading Program Donations

Perhaps you’re aware of Mayor Brown’s Reading Rules! 2009 Kids Summer Reading Challenge; the reading initiative that challenged kids in Buffalo to read seven books and write a report on each.  Or maybe you’re also aware that September is National Literacy Month. 

(Rent-A-Center Vice President of Public Affairs Xavier Dominicis with two scholarship winners.)

Even if you’re not, it’s a good thing that Rent-A-Center is, because they donated $8,500 to the program.  They also donated $8,500 to the Delavan Grider Community Center in the form of computers, electronics and furniture.  The computers will be used for educational and recreational purposes, and by the Educational Opportunity Center as job training for adults.

(Left to right: State Senator Antoine Thompson, Xavier Dominicis, Mayor Byron Brown, Delavan Community Center Executive Director Nadia Moore, and Buffalo Common Councilman Demone Smith.)

The 2009 Summer Reading Challenge grants $4,500 in scholarships to student participants.  Prizes include $4,000 worth of the newest, coolest video game equipment such as Nintendo Wii, XBox 360, and Sony Playstation.

(Cover photo: Xavier Dominicis, vice president of public affairs presents a check worth $8,500 to Mayor Brown’s Reading Rules! Summer 2009 Kids Reading Challenge.)

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