Every month here on our blog, we'll be highlighting one of our non-profit partnerships. This month, learn a little more about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
While Eat’n Park has focused much of its giving towards fostering healthier lifestyles for kids and their families, there are many other causes we’re passionate about - one of those being literacy! And we don’t just mean reading the Eat’n Park menu…
In Pittsburgh, Eat’n Park had teamed up with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in many facets. With 19 locations throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, the mission of CLP is “to engage our community in literacy and learning.” They’ve been doing just that, since 1895. Not only does this library system contain almost any title you could ever dream of, they also offer exceptional programming for kids, teens, the blind and handicapped, or anyone looking to dive into a great work of writing.
But that’s not the only library we support! In 2011, Eat’n Park supported over 40 libraries in the neighborhoods we serve through corporate donations. Another 65 libraries received restaurant level donations from Eat’n Park. Smiley and the Cookie Cruiser have attended library events as well – turns out cookies love to read!
In all that we do for our neighbors, Eat’n Park’s focus is always the same – we want to take care of people. By supporting local libraries and their reading programs, we hope that we are helping to create brighter futures for readers of all ages.