Chick-fil-A Partners with Maryland Libraries, Inspires Children to Read
More than 14,500 children participated in the St. Mary's and Calvert County library reading program this past summer, and all of those who completed the program received a free Chick-fil-A Kids' Meal.
"We enjoy being part of the excitement and providing incentives for the children," says Stephanie Witte, Owner/Operator of the Chick-fil-A at First Colony Center, which has been partnering with the local library system for the past 12 years.
"In the beginning, the children receive a coupon for a free Icedream® cone for starting the reading program," Stephanie says. "Then when they finish, they receive a coupon for a full Kids' Meal. We provide thousands of meals every year to give the kids incentives to read. They are so excited when they come into the restaurant. They bring their families, so it's good for business and it shows families we care about growing kids from the inside out."
Stephanie's Chick-fil-A participates in similar reading programs in a number of school libraries during the school year, teaming up with media specialists to arrange the incentives.
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