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Read to a Child to Feature Suki Lopez from Sesame Street at Magic of Reading Event in January in Coral Gables

For Immediate Release

Miami, FL, December 18, 2019 – National literacy and mentoring non-profit, Read to a Child®, announced today that it will be hosting its annual Magic of Reading fundraiser on January 25, 2020 at Books & Books in Coral Gables. This year’s event will be a family-oriented brunch featuring Suki Lopez from Sesame Street. All proceeds will benefit Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program for at-risk elementary school students in greater Miami.

Suki Lopez, who plays Nina on Sesame Street, will be featured at the event for both a read aloud session and for a meet and greet. Ms. Lopez is a Cuban-American actress from Miami who is best known for her role on Sesame Street, but has previously worked on the National Tour of West Side Story, with Disney Cruise Line, and on Bravo’s Odd Mom Out.

In addition, three craft activities will be available for children: Make Your Own Book; Sock Puppet Making; and Monster Plate Making. Mystery Grab Bags will also be available to purchase featuring donations from local companies in the form of restaurant gift cards, fitness class passes, children’s entertainment and more! Mystery Grab Bags are guaranteed to have a value of $25 or more.

Tickets are currently available on Eventbrite at $25 for adults and $10 for kids 5 -12. There is no charge for ages 5 and under, but RSVP’s are requested. Tickets are limited due to space considerations. The event will be held at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134 from 11am – 1pm.

About the Lunchtime Reading Program

Read to a Child deploys corporate and community volunteers to Greater Miami elementary schools in the Lunchtime Reading Program. Once a week, volunteers read aloud to their designated reading buddy during lunch. The volunteer relationship lasts the entire school year and often extends for multiple years through fourth grade. The simple act of reading aloud to a child once a week, over time, ignites a love of reading in children, while providing students with the skills and self-confidence to succeed in school and in life. The Lunchtime Reading Program also provides adults with a convenient, joyful, and meaningful way to give back to the community.

About Read to a Child 

Read to a Child (readtoachild.org) is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit whose mission is to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills, and empower underserved children by inspiring adults to read aloud to them regularly.   Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program utilizes 2,000 corporate and community volunteer mentors who read one-on-one to 1,500 at-risk elementary school students in Greater Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.

Contact: Margaret Carr, (781) 724-8770, margaret.carr@readtoachild.org