KU News Release
Jan. 10, 2011
Contact: Feloniz Lovato-Winston, Audio-Reader, (785) 864-5336
Support Audio-Reader by dining at On the Border on Jan. 18
LAWRENCE — A popular Mexican restaurant will host a fundraiser next week for Audio-Reader, a nonprofit reading and information service for the blind and print-disabled based at the University of Kansas.
Those who would like to help can enjoy lunch or dinner at On the Border, 3080 Iowa St., on Tuesday, Jan. 18, and give the fundraiser’s flier to their servers. Ten percent of their food and beverage purchases (including alcoholic beverages) will go to Audio-Reader. The flier can be applied to take-out purchases as well.
Jennifer Nigro, coordinator of volunteers for Audio-Reader, suggested the fundraiser after a family outing to On the Border in October.
“I noticed that fliers for another nonprofit were being given to the servers, and I immediately thought of Audio-Reader,” said Nigro. “On the Border is a great restaurant and it’s wonderful that they help local nonprofits. We hope to see lots of Audio-Reader supporters at On the Border on Jan. 18.”
Audio-Reader provides free reading and information services to the blind and print-disabled. More than 300 volunteers read daily newspapers, books and magazines. Services are available via a closed circuit radio, telephone on the Internet and by special request.
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