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News & Stories 2018-06-29T20:53:38+00:00

June

The Sun

June 20, 2018 – San Bernardino, CA | A story on a book festival and resource fair sponsored by the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County was posted/published in the daily regional newspaper that serves the Inland Empire. The Molina Foundation contributed books for the festival and participated in the fair.

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Texas Border Business

June 13, 2018 – McAllen, TX | A print and online story appeared in the region’s monthly business journal about the McAllen Independent School District’s Summer Reading Program that featured books donated by The Molina Foundation.

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KVEO-TV NBC

June 7, 2018 – Brownsville, TX | A story was aired and was posted on the station’s website about The Molina Foundation’s donation of books to the McAllen Independent School district for its Summer Reading Program.

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Highland Community News

June 7, 2018 – Highland, CA | A guest op-ed commentary letter from the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, which received a 10,000-book donation from The Molina Foundation, was posted and published in the weekly newspaper.

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May

STEM Next Opportunity Fund

May 31, 2018 – San Diego, CA | A blog piece on the value of summer reading was posted by the philanthropic organization that is a literacy partner with The Molina Foundation.

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April

The Acorn

April 25, 2018 – Agoura Hills, CA | A weekly newspaper that serves parts of eastern Ventura County and western L.A. County posted-printed a story about a special Book Buddies distribution to My Stuff Bags Foundation in Westlake Village and the Assistance League of Conjeo Valley.

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The Carroll News

April 24, 2018 – Hillsville, VA | A weekly newspaper that serves Hillsville and other areas of southwestern Virginia posted-printed a story about the new children’s books donated by The Molina Foundation to The Book People.

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Sequim Gazette

April 4, 2018 – Sequim, WA | A weekly newspaper that serves Sequim and other parts of the Olympic Peninsula posted-printed a story about the 1,800 new children’s books donated by The Molina Foundation to Greywolf Elementary School.

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March

Charleston Gazette-Mail

March 27, 2018 – Charleston, WV | The local daily newspaper posted and printed a story about EnAct Community Agency, which received a 3,000-book grant from The Molina Foundation.

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WSAZ-TV NBC

March 27, 2018 – Huntington, WV | The NBC affiliate station that serves the Huntington-Charleston market and parts of Kentucky and Ohio aired-posted a story about the 3,000-book grant received by EnAct Community Agency from The Molina Foundation.

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The Daily Globe

March 16, 2018 – Ironwood, MI | Michigan State University Cooperative Extension was featured in a round-up story about The Molina Foundation’s book distribution efforts last year across Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula. MSU Extension had received more than 14,000 books.

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Reading Eagle

March 3, 2018 – Reading, PA | An online and print edition story by the local daily newspaper about a special giveaway of books to children at the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs by Berks Community Action Program, which recently received 5,000 new books from The Molina Foundation.

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February

The Role of Books and Reading in STEM

February 1, 2018 – San Diego, CA | A new academic report released by The Molina Foundation in partnership with STEM Next, a San Diego-based venture philanthropy fund. The study looks at the critical importance of books and reading as they relate to student progress and success in education programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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January, 2018

Record Herald

January 23, 2018 – Washington Court House, OH | This online story highlighted that Community Action Commission of Fayette County (Fayette County Early Learning Center) was selected to receive a Molina Foundation grant of 4,000 new children’s book to help the families it served create word-filled homes and promote reading and learning.

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Daily Inter Lake

January 14, 2018 – Kalispell, MT | The Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana has received a grant of 2,916 new children’s books valued at $24,000 to help the low-income families it serves promote reading and learning. Community Action Partnership advocates to alleviate poverty, improve lives, and strengthen communities in Lake, Lincoln, Flathead and Sanders counties.

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Weirton Daily Times

January 2, 2018 – Weirton, WV | C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc., a Community Action Agency, recently received a donation from The Molina Foundation’s Launch into Learning campaign of 4,608 new children’s books to distribute to local families through Family Medical Care Community Health Center’s Free Books for Kids program.

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December, 2017

WFVX-TV Fox/ABC

December 8, 2017 – Bangor, ME | A story was aired and posted on the station’s website about Penquis, a community action agency based in Bangor. Penquis, which had received a Launch into Learning book grant from The Molina Foundation, donated a portion of those books to a local hospital.

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WLUC-TV NBC/Fox

December 5, 2017 – Negaunee Township, MI | A 2-min story aired on the station’s local news about a community holiday gift program in Ironwood to which the Michigan State University Cooperative Extension’s Upper Peninsula program contributed books donated by The Molina Foundation.

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November

WTOV-TV Fox

November 28, 2017 – Steubenville, OH | A 2-min. story aired on the station’s local news about The Molina Foundation’s Launch into Learning grant of nearly 5,000 books to CHANGE, Inc. The books are to be given away by CHANGE to families visiting medical, dental and other service offices.

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Weirton Daily Times

November 26, 2017 – Weirton, WV | A news story about the book grant received by CHANGE, Inc. from The Molina Foundation ran in The Weirton Daily Times, a newspaper that covers Brooke and Hancock counties in the state’s “panhandle” area.

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CHANGE, Inc.

November 16, 2017 – Weirton, WV | A colorful online news posting by CHANGE, Inc., a community action agency based in Weirton. CHANGE received a grant of 4,608 new children’s books from The Molina Foundation. The books will be given away through CHANGE’s Free Books for Kids program, a reading initiative for the low-income families served in the state’s rural northern “panhandle” area as well as parts of eastern Ohio.

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Agriculture is America.

November 14, 2017 – Washington, DC | A homepage website story posted by Agriculture is America about The Molina Foundation’s grant of 7,000 new children’s books to the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. The books will be given away by the Delaware 4-H program to children from low-income communities. Agriculture is America is affiliated with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

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Books Across Delaware

November 2, 2017 – Newark, DE | An online news posting by the University of Delaware about The Molina Foundation’s grant of 7,000 new books to the state’s Cooperative Extension program. The Books Across Delaware grant was in partnership with Delaware 4-H to reach children from low-income, at-risk communities for reading and family learning time as the school year continues.

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September

Online PR News

September 8, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA | One of the recipients of the Books Across Philadelphia campaign, Elwyn’s Special Education for Early Intervention Program, promoted their grant of 450 new books to support their work in underserved communities in Philadelphia.

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Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel

September 6, 2017 – Augusta, ME | The daily newspaper published a story about the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program and Educare Central Maine’s participation in the BooksAcross Maine campaign sponsored by Molina Medicaid Solutions of Maine.

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Turner Publishing

September 2, 2017 – Waterville, ME | A story posted on an online newspaper about The Molina Foundation grantee, Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, receiving 500 books as part of the Books Across Maine campaign in collaboration with Molina Medicaid Solutions of Maine and the Maine Community Action Association.

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August

WUVP Univision 65

August 29, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA | A 2:50 Spanish-language video highlighting The Molina Foundation’s Books Across Philadelphia campaign bringing 14,000 new to 27 community agencies across Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. The campaign was coordinated in partnership with the national Community Action Partnership, Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services, and the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania.
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WTXF Fox 29

August 29, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA | A 2:27 piece showcasing 14,000 new books that were given to 27 community agencies across Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania as part of an innovative campaign with the national Community Action Partnership, Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services, and the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania.
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Lewiston Sun Journal

August 25, 2017 – Lewiston, ME | A Molina Foundation grantee, Community Concepts is highlighted when they received 708 books to distribute to families through its Head Start Early Learning Centers and Home Visiting programs as part of the Books Across Maine campaign sponsored by Molina Medicaid Solutions of Maine and the Maine Community Action Association.
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The Virginia Mountaineer

August 17, 2017 – Grundy, VA | The weekly rural newspaper covered the Books Across Virginia campaign bringing 50,000 books to families in need in collaboration with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia 4-H.
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The Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel

August 16, 2017 – Augusta, ME | Highlights of a 5,000 book statewide campaign, Books Across Maine, bringing books to children in every county in the state in collaboration with the Maine Community Action Association and Molina Medicaid Solutions of Maine.
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Maryland Daily Record

August 16, 2017 – Baltimore, MD | Story about the Books Across Baltimore campaign bringing 4,700 new books to families in need in collaboration with Molina Medicaid Solutions.
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WVNS Fox 59

August 15, 2017 – Ghent, WV | Coverage of The Molina Foundation’s partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia 4-H to distribute 50,000 books to low-income communities across Virginia.

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Augusta Free Press

August 15, 2017 – Waynesboro, VA | Showcasing The Molina Foundation’s partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia 4-H to distribute 50,000 books to low-income communities across Virginia.
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June

LATimes.com

June 22, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA | A front-page story about a 5,000-book Families Learning Together distribution at a Costa Mesa public school by the Daily Pilot, an Orange County community newspaper of the LA Times.

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EdinburgReview.com

June 6, 2017 – Edinburg, TX | Robert Vela High School donated a surplus of books to the Edinburg Housing Authority on Wed. May 31 as a part of the school’s effort to donate new books to different community organizations.

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LoganDaily.com

Ohio | A story in the local newspaper about the delivery of 264 Share-a-Story campaign books to the Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program (HAPCAP) in southeastern Ohio.

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May

TheIEVoice.com

May 25, 2017  Riverside, CA | Vision2Read, the literacy campaign held in San Bernardino, was awarded two 2017 Achievements Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) in civic education and public information.

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LaPrensa-SanDiego.org

May 19, 2017  San Diego, CA | A story in Spanish, along with a photo, about a Share-a-Story reading event at the Chicano Federation’s Barrio Logan Child Development Center was published in the area’s bilingual weekly community newspaper in print and online:

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KUSI-TV Independent

May 16, 2017 San Diego, CA | A 1-min. news story was aired on the Share-a-Story morning reading event at the Chicano Federation Barrio Logan Child Development Center.

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Guest Blog Post, alsc.ala.org

May 15, 2017 – Chicago, IL | Opening a good book can help boost vocabulary, reduce stress, improve empathy and help a child develop a life-long love of reading.

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April

SBSun.com

April 26, 2017  Sandpoint, ID | On and around April 30, libraries, schools and communities across the Inland Empire and around the country celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).

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PriestRiverTimes.com

April 26, 2017  Sandpoint, ID | Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation announced April 20 that it has received a major donation of 500 new children’s books in support of its local efforts to promote literacy at home and help close the “word gap” impacting youths in underserved communities.

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American Library Association

April 12, 2017  Chicago, IL | An online web news item posted by the American Library Association about The Molina Foundation becoming an Official Supporter of the ALA/ALSC Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros national literacy initiative.

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DeseretNews.com

April 7, 2017 Salt Lake City, UT | A total of 3,600 new children’s books — enough to fill a library shelf nearly 150 feet long — were given away by the Molina Foundation as part of its 2017 Share-a-Story Campaign, a national initiative taking place this spring to highlight the importance of storytelling and book reading for children of all linguistic, cultural and economic backgrounds.

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KTVX-TV ABC

April 7, 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT | A 2-min. news story aired on the station’s 5 pm newscast about The Molina Foundation’s Share-a-Story book donation and student distribution event at Bennion Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District.

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KULX-TV Telemundo

Salt Lake City, UT | A 2.5-min. news (in Spanish) story aired on the station’s afternoon newscast about The Molina Foundation’s Share-a-Story book donation and student distribution event at Bennion Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District.

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March

KMEX-TV Univision

March 24, 2017  Los Angeles, CA | A 1-minute story aired on the station’s evening news about the community health fair presented by El Nido Family Centers in South L.A.

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KFXV-TV Fox

March 10, 2017 – McAllen, TX | A story aired on the station’s nightly news about a Launch Into Learning book distribution event presented by the McAllen Independent School District at an elementary school.

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KVEO-TV NBC

Brownsville, TX | A 1-min. story aired on the station’s evening news about a Launch Into Learning book distribution event presented by McAllen ISD at an elementary school.

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January

The Brownsville Herald

January 27, 2017 – Brownsville, TX | We absolutely believe that will happen with the 280,000 new children’s books that were given away recently in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley areas by the Molina Foundation, a California nonprofit organization.

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KVEO-TV, NBC / RGV Proud

January 18, 2017 – Brownsville, TX | The books have a total value of $328,000. The Molina Foundation donated children’s storybooks, as well as activity, work and study books.

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The Edinburg Review

January 6, 2017 – Edinburg, TX | The Molina Foundation recently donated 44,000 free new books – enough to fill a library shelf nearly a half-mile long – to students from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District.

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