The 42nd Anniversary Juneteenth Festival is today and tomorrow, and there are tons of activities happening at MLK Park as a part of the festivities! At this weekend’s 42nd annual festival, KeyBank employees will distribute 10,000 free books to attendees. Get the details here!

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KeyBank, a Fortune 500 company with regional headquarters in Buffalo, is donating thousands of books to Buffalo’s children at the 2017 Juneteenth Festival on June 17 and 18 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

At this weekend’s 42nd annual festival, KeyBank employees will distribute 10,000 free books to attendees. The books were collected as part of Project FLIGHT’s Books for Kids Drive, which is held annually in April.

“KeyBank’s local workforce has a long history of supporting educational efforts here in Buffalo. We are proud to once again partner with Project FLIGHT to make sure these books that were generously donated, make their way into the community,” said Kawanza Humphrey, Vice President and Area Retail Leader with KeyBank in Buffalo.

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Project FLIGHT is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with SUNY Buffalo State and devoted to promoting literacy in children and caregivers, through school and family literacy initiatives. The organization works collaboratively with practitioners, schools, community organizations and businesses locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally to achieve its objectives.

“The legacy of literacy is democracy and freedom,” said Dr. Geraldine Bard and Dr. Elizabeth Cappella, Co-Directors of Project FLIGHT. “Project FLIGHT has worked with KeyBank on many community projects for more than 20 years. We are once again proud to partner with KeyBank as they distribute these books, which were so generously donated.”

The “Book Sharing” tent will be located near the bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., near the intersection of Fillmore Avenue and Best Street.

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