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Dress White Linen Fundraiser to Benefit Children’s Literacy

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CONROE, TX – It is time for the Annual Dress White Linen Fundraising Party hosted by Children’s Books on Wheels (CBOW). CBOW hopes the public attends the Dress White Linen Party event to help fund mobile literacy services throughout the county. Students that have access to books for reading perform better on reading and writing tests than non-reading students with increased opportunity for success in their life.

Dress White Linen Party Children's Books on Wheels 2022 Sleepy Hollow Multipurpose Building

This year’s goal is to raise funds to purchase a van to assist with the distribution of books and referral services to the surrounding communities in Montgomery County. In addition, we will also recognize several individuals and/or business who have made significant contributions within the greater Montgomery County area communities.

The 9th Annual CBOW Dress White Linen Party, sponsored by Buckalew Chevrolet, will have live music from Ray Parsee’s Allstars Review featuring Lloyd Hughes, Ms. Ayanna, Sam Brown, and RL performing Motown Hits on Saturday, August 27 from 8:00 until 11:30 p.m. at the Sleepy Hollow Multipurpose Building, 9845 Sleepy Hollow Road in (Conroe) Tamina.

A $60 donation contributes to funding literacy programs throughout the county with CBOW mobile literacy services. Funding from the Dress White Linen Party will assist with access to literacy for children and help cover operation costs for the CBOW after school program “Seeds to Grow” weekdays for 40 school age children Pre-K to 12th grade.

 

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Tickets may be purchased at the door during the event. This is an event for adults only. Attendees will be provided light bites and encouraged to bring their own adult beverages to drink. Sponsorships are available and greatly appreciated by calling Rita Wiltz, Executive Director, at (281) 844-7596 or mailing a check to 330 Rayford Road, #201, Spring, Texas 77386. Sponsorships range from $900 to $2,000. Every donation helps change, shape, and improve the lives of the children and citizens in our communities.

“This is our annual fundraiser to support mobile literacy programs for children in our communities. CBOW serves the entire county and funding is greatly needed. Residents of Montgomery County have a big heart and we hope they come out to the event or make a donation,” said Rita Wiltz, Executive Director of CBOW.

CBOW has been busy this year with training for job certifications – OSHA30 training, Forklift training, and Confined Space training, as well as free tax services for all during the tax season. To date in 2022 CBOW has donated over 9,888 books to children, churches, other non-profits, civic groups this year. Seventy five percent of the population served by CBOW is at or below the poverty level.

The 9th Annual Dress White Linen Party is proud to announce the honorees for this year, that have given much to CBOW, are the exceptional Volunteers Associates whom have continued to go above and beyond.

“A committed volunteer tends to be the key to a successful nonprofit,” said Rita Wiltz. “We are celebrating our 18th birthday of serving the community. We have come of age!”

 

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The Sleepy Hollow Multipurpose Building is the location for the Dress White Linen Event, located at 9845 Sleepy Hollow Road in Conroe (Tamina) 77385. Dancing, music, and soft bites will be provided with each donation of $60. For tickets contact Rita Wiltz at (281) 844-7596 or rw2619@msn.com. Donations may be mailed to CBOW at 330 Rayford Road, #201, Spring, Texas 77386.

“The CBOW team of volunteers, the Board and I wanted to honor these community leaders for their donations and time focused on supporting the literacy projects in our rural community,” said Wiltz. “Our unique Annual Dress White Linen Party for a cause will help us to continue to provide outreach services under our four components: educational, financial, digital, and health literacy”.

Party for a cause at the Annual Dress White Linen Party! No formal attire required!

Children’s Books on Wheels was established in 2004 as a 501c3 nonprofit offering access to free books to all communities in Montgomery County. Rita Wiltz, Executive Director and Founder, with her mobile team travel to community events, churches, businesses, and other nonprofits in north, south, east, and west counties. Each year about 8,000 books are distributed throughout the community.

 

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Other services offered by CBOW include assistance of social services in multiple languages to the unserved and underserved including free year-round tax services by IRS certified volunteers at no charge for eligible individuals, Project Re-Set assisting with trainings for technical fields that require OSHA10 or OSHA30, Confined Space, First Aid + AED training, and Forklift training certification, vaccines for COVID19 and flu shots, Project FUEL: “A Breath of Fresh Air” family sessions, and KIDSTECH digital literacy to make reading accessible to all.

Children's Books on Wheels Logo 2020 High Res

The mission of Children’s Books on Wheels is to promote literacy by supplying books and educational literature to Pre-K through 12th grade students and their families. Learn more about Children’s Books On Wheels by visiting their website www.ChildrensBooksonWheels.org or contacting Rita Wiltz at 281-844-7596 or emailing rw2619@msn.com. Learn more about Children’s Books on Wheels by visiting their Facebook page www.facebook.com/cbow.childrensbooksonwheels.

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