Sunday, October 23, 2005

Super Bowl Host Committee, Detroit Windsor Tunnel Spread the Love of Reading

As part of its Super Reading Program, the Super Bowl Host Committee has partnered up with the Detroit Windsor Tunnel to collect books for area children.

From Monday, October 24, through Friday, October 28, travelers heading to Windsor from Detroit can drop off new and gently-used children's books in bins that will be placed near tunnel lanes 1, 2 and 5.

Bins will be available at lanes one and two from 5 am - 8 pm, and at lane five from 3 pm - 7 pm during the entire work week.

Collected books will be distributed Detroit non-profit organizations Communities in Schools, First-Book Detroit, Focus: HOPE and Detroit Kiwanis Club No. 1.

Super Readers, an initiative to encourage reading among Detroit youth, is sponsored by Charter One Bank. Partners include Comcast Foundation, the Detroit Lions, Detroit Public Schools, Detroit Public Library and Applekids Educational Services.

Charter One is collecting new and gently-used books at all of its metro Detroit locations during the month of October.

Volunteers will also be collecting books at the Lions/Bears Game at Ford Field on October 30.

Please click here for more information on Super Readers.

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