Jersey Mike's in Webster Groves is partnering up with Ready Readers to bring books to children in low-income communities -- and is thanking donors with a free sandwich.
Jen Foss, marketing and catering director for Jersey Mike's, told Patch the book drive is running through Feb. 28. Jersey Mike's is asking for at least two preschool-aged books to donate in exchange for a mini-sub or kid's meal. The offer is limited to one per person.
Foss said Ready Readers is a St. Louis-based not-for-profit organization coordinates volunteers to read books in classrooms for 30 minutes each week, following up with reading-related activities. Volunteers also distribute new books throughout the year for the children to keep.
Jersey Mike's will also be hosting a Month of Giving event in March to benefit area Ronald McDonald House charities. Stay tuned to Patch for more details.