The Madison Reading Project is a literacy based nonprofit providing books and programs to vulnerable children in South Central Wisconsin. The Madison Reading Project works in partnership with many other organizations, nonprofits and elementary and middle schools to get books directly into the hands and hearts of kids in Wisconsin. Cinnaire Senior Vice President, Chris Laurent, serves on the Board of Directors. Recently, the Madison Reading Project hosted BBQ for Books, a fundraiser to help the organization meet their annual goals. Cinnaire was proud to sponsor this event. Chris Jillings, Cinnaire Asset Manager, was able to attend, network and of course – donated books! In addition to Cinnaire’s sponsorship, staff made financial donations as well as donating books.

“How grateful I feel to have Cinnaire and their employees be part of Madison Reading Project’s event and cause,” said Rowan Childs, Founder & Executive Director. “It just goes to show that everyday people can help others by just a simple act; donating books to kids, attending an event for a coworker, networking, helping on a board, sharing kudos. Madison Reading Project’s success has been driven by volunteers and supporters. It takes a village.”

The BBQ for books fundraiser successfully raised $3,496 for the Madison Reading Project.

*All images provided by and copyright David Lucian Photography. For the full gallery, please click here.

To learn more about the Madison Reading Project, click here.

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