"LITERACY ONE" TAKES TO THE SKIES ON NOVEMBER 29

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Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways, Room to Read and Scholastic Inc. Deliver Hundreds of Thousands of Books to Children in the Developing World

Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways, Room to Read and Scholastic Inc. came together yesterday for the historic, inaugural flight of Literacy One, carrying hundreds of thousands of children's books donated by Scholastic Inc, aboard a new Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Hong Kong and onward to Room to Read libraries in Asia. The Literacy One Day ceremony and takeoff took place on Thursday, November 29 at 1:00pm at the Future of Flight Museum at Boeing's Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

Honorary guests included Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson, who officially proclaimed Thursday, November 29 to be Literacy One Day by the City of Everett. Room to Read also honored the extraordinary ambassadorship of twelve students from Lakeside School in Seattle, who earlier this month raised a record-breaking $650,000. Also on hand was Scholastic's lovable Clifford the Big Red Dog and supporters of Room to Read's initiatives.

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