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Local MOMpreneur Group Kicks-Off Children’s Book Drive in Support of National Education Association’s Read Across America BOOKS TO BE DONATED TO LOCAL LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS 

DALLAS, TEXAS, January 30, 2020 – Local mom owned businesses are gearing up for Read Across America  on March 2, 2020. Starting February 1st, mom-owned businesses will be accepting book donations at several local drop off sites. These books will be delivered to local low-income schools on March 2nd in support of Read Across America. 

This is our 3rd annual children’s book drive  and we have inspired others to get involved this year for an even greater community impact. For the 2020 book drive, Monster Yogurt has teamed up with MOMs Out Marketing, LLC (MOM) a local mompreneur group to provide additional drop off locations and discounts in the metroplex. 

Here is the list of businesses and the discounts they are offering: 

• Monster Yogurt….. *Free Yogurt, 1oz per book, up to 5oz per visit. 

• Design Remodel Pros….. *5% off painting project in Feb.

• Aqua-Tots Swim Schools (Richardson)….. *Free Snack

• Children’s Health Starcenter….. *Free Ice Skating 

• Kaui Asian Kitchen ( Dallas Pkwy).....*Free Dumplings 

• Minuteman Press (Frisco)….. *10% off printing 

• Jungle Joes, Frisco….. *Free Snack from Joe’s Cafe

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. At some schools, books are desperately needed and research has shown that children growing up in homes without books ( where books are considered a luxury) are less likely to complete a basic education than their peers who have books available at home. 

Monster Yogurt’s founder, Ava Skipworth says, “I grew up with undiagnosed dyslexia and was not able to read a full book for most of my childhood. In high school a special teacher mentored me. It turned my life around. Monster Yogurt and MOM are  always looking for ways to empower young people. What’s the point of owning a small business if you can’t give back? We’re looking forward to delivering enough books for each child to take one home. Many of the children would never own a book, otherwise.” 

According to the NEA’s website, motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading, do better in school. NEA's Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers and children resources and activities to keep them  reading 365 days a year. 

Customers can drop off one or more book(s) starting February 1st. With each donation, they will enjoy a treat or discount as a reward. It is a great way to get everyone involved and know the impact their contribution has on a local child. I say that is a “sweet” reward. 

For more information, media coverage on sales through February and the delivery of books on March 2nd, please visit www.scarytastesgood.com, email ava@scarytastesgood.com or call 972-571-3987. 

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Monster Yogurt “Scary Tastes Good" is the have it all, yogurt shop. We are a frozen yogurt shop with over 75 toppings and 80 rotating flavors for every dietary need. Our locations have indoor playgrounds, coffee, and Wi-Fi. We are the place to go with kids in tow without spending a lot of dough. 

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from preschool to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.. 

Moms Out Marketing, LLC (MOM) “Changing the way MOMs network” MOM mission is to support you as a mom and help your business flourish by having a framework that encourages every aspect of being a mom! We hold local networking, workshops and charity events that allow you to bring your children. For more info, email momsoutmarketing@gmail.com