CAMBA, one of New York City’s largest multi-services agencies, just received a donation that will benefit literacy programs all around the city. The donation of nearly $44,000 came after Penguin Random House, the world’s first truly global trade book publisher, sponsored the five-mile Global Walk fundraiser.
Penguin Random House employees participated in a fundraiser on behalf of CAMBA for a full month leading up to their five-mile walk on Friday, June 17. Through their efforts, the participants raised over $44,000 for CAMBA’s literacy and reading programs that impact thousands of lives across New York City, especially in low-income neighborhoods where resources are often limited.
“CAMBA is overwhelmed with the generosity of Penguin Random House and its staff members and their friends and family members,” said Joanne M. Oplustil, President and CEO of CAMBA. “
When organizer’s counted the fundraisers contributions, they were pleased to find that nearly 800 individuals had contributed to the campaign. The funds will go directly to programs that offer library access in homeless shelters and programs that assist immigrants in reading, writing and speaking English. With CAMBA’s experience serving 45,000 individuals and families throughout New York City each year, they are more than poised with the knowledge to ensure that this donation reaches those who need it most.