KushCo Holdings Inc (OTCQX:KSHB) announced that it will collaborate with Mascot Books to collect and distribute more than 100,000 books for children across the United States, as part of the company's “Children in the Community Book Drive.”
KushCo said the partnership represents the latest initiative from its KushCares platform, which has helped strengthen local communities, empower KushCo employees, and positively impact the legal cannabis and CBD industries through various ESG and CSR initiatives.
"We are so grateful to all of our donors and recipients for taking part in this incredible initiative to help children across the country gain access to much-needed books, especially at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has been straining our national and local educational system," said KushCo Holdings Chief People Officer Rhiana Barr in statement.
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She added: “At KushCo, we make it a priority to not only help the company and its immediate stakeholders, but just as importantly, to help the community at large through various philanthropic and social justice initiatives. What started out as a modest corporate book drive organized by several of our employees has transformed into a multi-organizational mission to deliver books to the people and communities that need them most-reminding all of us that big change often starts small."
Barr noted that the company was honored by the positive impact it has been able to make in its community through its KushCares platform and looks forward to building on this momentum by spearheading additional initiatives that can uplift communities.
Mascot Books CEO Naren Aryal also weighed in on the initiative, stating: “It is an honor for us to participate in this important cause and to make a humble donation to promote literacy and access to books to deserving children and families who are experiencing financial hardship. At Mascot Books, we understand and appreciate the powerful effect a single book can have on someone's life, often providing confidence and inspiration for a lifelong journey of learning."
He added: “Since 2003, we have made it our mission to not only help authors, but also indirectly, the people who ultimately read these books. And with the help of KushCares and all the other generous and thoughtful organizations who participated in this initiative, we helped bring that mission to life for thousands of children across the country.”
KushCo noted that it will distribute the books, with help from Newport News Ship Building, Solo Recipients, and the Tribal communities and Indian Education Division of the State of New Mexico, to various recipients across the country, including: Kids Need to Read, Maryland Book Bank, NSD Foundation, Reach Reads, Share Our Spares, and Share The Warmth International.
Mascot Books is a full-service hybrid book publishing company that publishes fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and children's titles.
California-based KushCo Holdings has established itself as a premier provider of ancillary products and services to the global cannabis and CBD industries.
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