California Apartment Association partners with A Reading Heart


The California Apartment Association has partnered with the Fresno-based nonprofit A Reading Heart to install mini-libraries in CAA-member properties.

A Reading Heart is a book-donation program dedicated to serving children in areas with limited access to books.

At 1 p.m. Monday, June 25, CAA and A Reading Heart will celebrate the opening of a mini-library at the Kings View Estates rental community at 2705 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fresno.

“CAA is pleased to partner with a wonderful local charity to provide books and promote literacy to children in our community”, said Greg Terzakis, CAA’s senior vice president for Central California, adding that CAA is working to identify more CAA-member communities that can add libraries. “We look forward to our next project with A Reading Heart soon. Stay tuned.”

The program was founded by Danay Ferguson when she was 8 years old. Danay wanted to share her passion for reading — and the joy of escaping in a good book — with other children.

“It’s cool that kids will have access to books year-round, especially in the summer,” said Danay, who will attend the opening at Kings View Estates. “Reading is fun!”

Also attending the library opening will be Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, invited Fresno City Councilmembers, and representatives from FPI Management, a CAA member and manager of Kings View Estates.

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