Penguin Random House Raises $44K to Support Literacy

By Dianna Dilworth 

unnamedPenguin Random House has raised more than $44,000 to donate to literacy programs at CAMBA, a nonprofit based in New York.

The publisher raised the money as part of the Penguin Random House Global Walk which took place on June 17. Penguin Random House employees got sponsors to support their efforts in a five mile walk in New York. About 800 people donated to the campaign.

“Thanks to these gifts, more mothers in shelters will learn to read to their children, low-income middle school children will gain a love of reading, high-school students will receive literacy help that opens doors to college and immigrants will gain skills to read, write and speak in English,” stated Joanne M. Oplustil, president and CEO of CAMBA.