This isn’t a post where I’m going to tell you to go gamble or where to go gamble. Actually, if you want one of those, check on my morning post on Silver Oak Casino’s Crewpon bonus. But stop and think about something — you can only read my fantabulous post about the Crewpon bonus because you can read. You can only read the terms and conditions for that bonus because you can read. If you couldn’t read, you’d be at a great disadvantage when it came to navigating online gambling and just life in general. Which is why I’m taking time to tell you about the “Turning the Page on Illiteracy” campaign at the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit.
Now most of us will probably never head off to Detroit for some hot gambling action, but if you’re heading there this summer — take some books with you! The casino is holding a book drive to collect as many books as possible for the popular reading levels of kindergarten through eighth grade. These books can be found in the Children’s and Young Adult section of your local bookstore. They aren’t overly expensive (come on, it’s a kid’s book. You spend more than that at a buffet.) The Greektown Casino-Hotel will donate all the books they collect to Detroit Public Schools elementary and middle schools.
If you don’t live in Detroit, you might want to check with organizations in your town to find out what programs they offer to help support literacy for both children and adults. Because it’s simply a good effort to get behind.