Brew for Books
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Brew for Books

April 13, 2017
Boulevard Brewing Company
2501 Southwest Blvd, KCMO
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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How does Brew for Books help Kids?

Your support of Brew for Books in 2017 will allow The Family Conservancy’s Talk, Read, Play campaign to distribute books to more than 20,000 Kansas City children living in poverty. For many children, these are the first books they’ll call their own.

What is Talk, Read, Play?

Talk, Read, Play is an education campaign that engages and informs parents and caregivers — encouraging them to take an active role in their child’s education, especially in the early years when the brain is developing rapidly. The campaign centers around this simple message: talk, read and play with your child every day.
Now, in addition to educating parents and caregivers about the importance of early development, we can actually provide the tools to prepare children for success in school.

Why owning books is important for children:

The first five years of life are a crucial development period. During this time, 90 percent of brain development occurs. Quality, age-appropriate books are important, irreplaceable tools that support child development -- building strong parent-child bonds and teaching children words that help them define the word around them.

Studies show the number of books in a child’s home is the number one predictor of later reading achievement. Unfortunately, for many young children in our community age-appropriate books are not readily available. One study found that in middle-income neighborhoods there are 13 books per child, while in low-income neighborhoods the ration is one book for every 300 kids.
For children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed, education has to start in the home, at birth. Will you continue to support parents in their role as their child's most important teacher with an investment today?

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2016 Highlights

Our 3rd annual Brew for Books included all-you-can-drink Boulevard beer, live music from Ryan Triggs and Waldo Pizza. Guests brought a new or gently used book for a child aged 0-3 and received a discount on their ticket! Both English and Spanish books accepted. The event collected over 720 books that were distributed to children living in poverty and raised over $10,000!

Presenting Sponosor:

Brewmaster Sponsor:

Homebrew Sponsors:



Louis and Nicole Stejskal

Craftbrew Sponsors:

Joe and Melissa Valenciano   I   CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc.   I   Sara and Zack Anthony   I   Goody Tickets

Hops Helper Sponsors:

Joshua and Aimee Scheck   I   Lindsey and Brad Heinz   I   Joe and Cherie Harmon   I   Leeann and Randy Blundell   I   Mary Page   Christi and Kevin Weaver

In-Kind Sponsors

Liberty Expo   I   Yelp

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