On October 22nd, 2016, the Curious Iguana bookstore in downtown Frederick, Maryland was overrun by readers--even more so than usual. In the spirit of the Dewey 24-Hour Readathon, the store hosted its own 16-hour in-store readathon. Local bookworms signed up for 30-minute slots in a comfy reading chair (loaned by Dream House) in the store's front window, and for every page read during the event, the foundation donated $2 to the Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP).
Over the course of the "Curious Readathon," readers clocked 1,126 pages read, adding up to a $2,252 donation to support COIPP's ongoing work with children in our community.
Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership maintains that children of incarcerated parents are a group of children who lack a voice of their own. Their work and mission is to give them such a voice in the community, in the schools, and in their family. For more information or to learn how to get involved, visit coipp.org.