PRESS RELEASE: The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® Donates Over 1000 Children’s Books to Bright Star Books

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2016 – On October 19, 2016, The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® presented Bright Star Books with over 1300 children’s books to help promote early literacy.

Bright Star Books is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to putting books in the hands and homes of limited-resource children in Greater Akron. ACAR collected donated books through September and October. The books will help Bright Star Books toward their mission of promoting a culture of reading by increasing access to and ownership of books for limited-resource children in the Greater Akron region.


“I was completely blown away by the amount of books the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® donated, but not surprised,” stated Keith Seher, Executive Director of Bright Star Books. “Central to our work at Bright Star Books is the idea our community cares deeply about all of its children, and will always invest in them when they can. We know area Realtors share that commitment to community and children, and we are so glad they have chosen to act on that commitment by supporting our work.”

As a member-driven organization, ACAR’s volunteer committees drive the association toward its mission: To be the leading resource and advocate for the real estate community, to enhance the ability, conduct and image of its members and to protect and promote real property rights. ACAR’s community outreach and charity committee plans and implements community outreach and retention programs, as well as charity fundraising efforts.

“The Community Outreach Committee has been honored to partner with Bright Star Books,” said Debra Branske, chair of ACAR’s Community Outreach Committee. “By collecting over 1000 books, we are enabling children to read who may not have the opportunity to own a book of their own. Through reading, children enhance their creativity and imagination making them successful for a brighter future.”

About Bright Star Books
The mission of Bright Star Books, Inc. is to promote a culture of reading by increasing access to and ownership of books for limited-resource children in the Greater Akron region. We aim to do this at the earliest possible age to ensure children grow up habituated to the potential of books as sources of learning and joy.

About ACAR
ACAR’s mission is to empower its more than 5,500 members to be professional, ethical and successful by providing exceptional services and protecting real property rights for all. For more than 100 years, our association has been the voice of real estate, dedicated to the excellence and advancement of real estate professionals in Northeast Ohio in a variety of ways – from our professional development events to participation in important legislative real estate issues. For more information on ACAR, visit or call 216-901-0130.

Media Contact:
Danielle Capriato
Communications Director
Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®


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