Hastings Entertainment in Altus has donation jars located at the registers as reminders for customers wanting to donate to the Great Plains Literacy Council. That effort for literacy has paid off as the change has been counted, and a total of $435.05 was donated for literacy.
“Our Counter Team Leader Mindy Tucker has been diligent in gathering the customers’ donations and sending the donations to our corporate office throughout the year,” stated Kathy Fisher, store manager. “The donations were totaled and the money was given to the local literacy council to be used as an aid in the battle against illiteracy.”
The Great Plains Literacy Council Board member Mel Rader and Literacy Coordinator Ida Fay Winters met recently at the store for the presentation of the “real” check along with the giant check to display at the Altus Public Library.
“We are so thankful for that donation and for Hastings for handling the donations,” said Mr. Rader. “Receiving the donation from their customers is a privilege, and we thank the local store for handling the fundraising effort.”
Hastings maintains an active involvement in the fight against illiteracy. They believe that by fostering local efforts to combat illiteracy through donations and making direct contributions, their store can help make a difference in the communities they serve.
Illiteracy robs some the community of the ability to achieve their full potential as individuals.
Founded in 1968, Hastings is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of books, music, videos, video games and periodicals with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. This help for literacy from a business is one example of the many businesses in the area that are supportive of the reading, writing and speaking of the English language.