Summer reading programs offered by community libraries throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada will benefit from a $100,000 donation from West Sacramento-based Raleys.
The funds come from the Raleys NickelAid program. Under NickelAid, every time a customer uses a reusable grocery bag paper, plastic or canvas at company stores, Raley's donates 5 cents per bag to the fund. Raleys pays related administrative fees.
During a recent contest hosted on the Raleys Facebook page, consumers had the opportunity to vote daily for one of four nonprofit organizations. Raleys said nearly 50 percent of all voters chose to support public libraries.
Raleys said funding will benefit childrens reading programs in the summer of 2014. Programs coordinated through the California Library Association and the Nevada Library Association aim to help young children and teens retain and enhance reading skills when school is not in session.
NickelAid was launched in 2011. Previous beneficiaries include the California State Parks Foundation, the Nevada State Parks Fund and the American Heart Association.
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