|Runza® Restaurants fundraiser to benefit Omaha Public Library|
|September 11, 2012|
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Runza® Restaurants will conduct the 10th annual Great Books for Great Kids fundraiser. The funds will benefit Omaha Public Library (OPL). Last year, more than $30,000 was raised to benefit children in communities with Runza® locations and, in the past nine years, more than $240,000 has been donated.
“In 2011, Omaha Public Library received $5,000 as a result of this event and put the gift toward the purchase of children’s books for all 12 OPL locations,” said Gary Wasdin, Omaha Public Library executive director.
Runza® Restaurants has been a longtime supporter of reading. “Reading is vital to lifelong success and provides an excellent opportunity for families to spend time together,” said Becky Perrett, director of marketing for Runza® National. “Donating funds for books and promoting literacy is an important endeavor for children and the community.”
Runza® Restaurants – famous for the Runza® Sandwich with its delicious blend of ground beef, cabbage, onions and secret spices bakes inside homemade bread; made-to-order hamburgers; and homemade onion rings – operates and franchises 80 restaurants in Nebraska (74), Colorado (2), Iowa (2) and Kansas (2).
Visit omahalibrary.org for information about programs and services offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro-area locations.