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Brooke Jackman Foundation And SAG Foundation Bookpals Support Children’s Literacy In Washington Heights With Holiday Reading Led By Actress Kimberly Marable

Wednesday, December 18 at 4 p.m.

What:

Over 50 at-risk children grades K-6 and their families will experience the joy of literacy this holiday season with a theatrical reading led by actress Kimberly Marable, who most recently toured the US and Canada with the blockbuster hit musical The Book of Mormon.

The Brooke Jackman Foundation (BJF), an organization that promotes literacy for at-risk children in New York City, and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), a literacy program through which 2,200 SAF-AFTRA performers read to over 60,000 children every month, are hosting the reading.

Following the reading, BJF will give children’s books to each child in attendance. BJF will also donate additional books to the YM & YHCA of Washington Heights & Inwood.

Who:

Erin Jackman, Executive director, Brooke Jackman Foundation
Kimberly Marable, Actress, The Book of Mormon
Maria Cabezas, Director, NY BookPALS Programs, SAG Foundation

Children and families who participate in the Family Literacy Program at the YM & YHCA of Washington Heights & Inwood.

When:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Where:

Wein House
60 Nagle Avenue
New York, NY 10040

RSVP:

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend, and RSVP is mandatory. Please contact Brittnie Mabry (brittnie@philandcompany.com, 646.490.6446) or Morgan Procida (morgan@philandcompany.com, 646.490.6446)

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