11 February 2010
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2010 — Following five years of perfecting their local reading and “learning to give” charity, founder Meredith Alexander has launched the M+B Class Project enabling high school students all across the country to earn community service hours by recreating the bookstore party they have been hosting locally since 2004.

“I’m so excited that our vision is becoming a reality to children nationwide. We love the idea of kids learning how great it feels to give back,” said Executive Board Chair Meredith Alexander. “Its hard to believe that less than six years ago, we invited a group of friends, with their children, to spend a day at a local bookstore hanging out and coloring book plates to give back locally, and now we’re taking it to the next level. We hope to make this a “Habitat for Humanity” for literacy and giving.”

Alexander, along with her co-chairs Heidi Lindelof and Laura Zimmerman, will mark their inaugural year of national fundraising by hosting a huge family fun day on Sunday, February 28th, 2010 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Beginning at 10am, guests are invited to participate in a special story time celebration, which includes celebrity readers, story-inspired arts & crafts, photo flipbooks and more. To help raise awareness of children’s literacy the following honorary committee members are slated to attend and participate in story time reading: Jason Biggs (“American Pie”), Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner (“Valentine’s Day”), Dave Grohl (The Foo Fighters), Jonah Hill (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Superbad”), Dermot Mulroney (“The Wedding Date,” “Must Love Dogs”), Marlon Wayans (“Scary Movie 1, 2, 3 and 4,” “White Chicks”), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) and Jayma Mays (“Glee”).

During Milk + Bookies, children are encouraged to “Do The Giving.” At the Skirball Cultural Center, a giant “Bookstore” will be established on-site where families can select books, inscribe them with personal messages, and donate them back using Milk + Bookies to distribute these books to local school children that do not have access to books of their own.


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