GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (Feb. 26, 2014) – What started out as a
small book drive in one elementary school has turned into a nationally
recognized campaign to support literacy in more than 100 U.S. schools. The
Grand Rapids, Mich., office of Crowe
Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and
consulting firms in the U.S., will again team up with The LEAGUE Michigan for
Read n’ Give, an annual program developed to promote literacy and book sharing
among students. The program’s simple yet powerful mission – to collect, share,
read, donate and pass on books in a continuous cycle of giving – has resulted
in the collection of nearly 160,000 books during the past seven years.
Read n' Give was originally developed to support the
Crowe Horwath Foundation goal of youth life skills development. The program,
which begins in March, is now executed by a network of schools and partners throughout
the U.S. At the conclusion of this year’s campaign, the total number of books
collected in eight years is anticipated to exceed 250,000.
More than 100 schools, businesses and community organizations
have previously participated in the campaign. “We are so pleased with the
growth and results of Read n’ Give,” says Greg Hahn, a partner at Crowe and
executive sponsor for Read n’ Give. “It’s exciting to see the expansion from
our community to the entire state, as well as nationwide.”
The majority of the books collected in West Michigan will
again be donated through the United Way Schools of Hope, the Salvation Army and
Camp Blodgett, as well as other local literacy programs.
more about Read n’ Give and how to get involved,
About Crowe Horwath LLPCrowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the
largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its
core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep
industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities,
while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and
performance services. With offices coast to coast and 3,000 personnel, Crowe is
recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work.
Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath
International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world,
consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms
in more than 100 countries around the world.
The LEAGUE MichiganThe LEAGUE Michigan, a program affiliate of the Michigan
Nonprofit Association, supports integrating service, service-learning
and philanthropy education in K-12 schools. More than 1,000 classrooms are
participating in The LEAGUE Michigan by giving of their time, talent and
treasure. For more information, visit us at www.mnaonline.org/league.aspx,
or contact Nellie Tsai, Director for The LEAGUE Michigan at 313.394.1995.