Following Up With Traveling Stories: Bringing Literacy to Children in Southern California and Beyond
Peter Soto | November 7, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Back in June, the team at Ballpark Self Storage met San Diego based non-profit Traveling Stories, a charity whose mission is to empower children to escape poverty through developing literacy skills. While Traveling Stories’ mission hasn’t changed, the organization has grown rapidly during the second half of 2017.
“This has always been our mission, but we have streamlined our mission recently,” said Chase Manar-Spears, Marketing Liaison for Traveling Stories. “We wanted to restate the fact that we are not just helping kids fall in love with reading, but we’re empowering those low income kids to outsmart poverty with reading, so that empowerment theme is what we’ve used as the driving theme of this final fundraising push.”
Traveling Stories has helped 6,200+ children read for more than 22,300 hours. This is incredibly important work, because the vast majority of children who do not graduate from high school have low reading scores.
To do even more of this incredible work, Traveling Stories has partnered with dozens of corporations including Microsoft, KPBS, Target, Scribd, Forbes, Trader Joe’s, and the San Diego Council on Literacy. Chase hopes to use this corporate success to grow grassroots efforts. Recently Chase has been building a movement of Traveling Stories advocates to set up their own donation events.
This is the final push of the year and any interested parties can either bring donations to Ballpark Self Storage or donate directly online. In addition to donating, Traveling Stories will also have a Thanksgiving Storytime hosted by Waypoint Public in San Diego, California.
Thank you, Traveling Stories for letting Ballpark Self Storage partner with you to empower children to escape poverty through literacy!