On the weekend of April 16- 17, 2016, I will be participating in the Drop Everything and Read Texas event. The first DEAR Texas event was held on April 12, 2015 with great success. The event was able to raise funds that have helped get books into children’s hands through schools and libraries and helped raise money for literacy programs. Since its initial event, the organizers have spun it off to create its own organization, which is currently incorporated as a non-profit entity. DEAR Texas continues to support Reading and Writing programs in schools and libraries, while supporting the local and statewide economy by supporting Texas Authors.
This will be my first time participating in this event, an I’m excited to be a part of it.