SOPPL / Advocacy receives $5,000 matching challenge grant from EveryLibrary

March 4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Save Our Pomona Public Library / Advocacy
SOPPL / Advocacy
Box 2701
Pomona, CA 91769
(909) 622-7911

Re: SOPPL / Advocacy receives $5,000 matching challenge grant from EveryLibrary

SOPPL / Advocacy is pleased to announce the award of a $5,000 matching challenge grant from EveryLibrary. EveryLibrary will match every dollar Save Our Pomona Public Library / Advocacy (SOPPL / Advocacy) raises. When completed, this fund raising campaign will raise a combined total of $10,000 in support of a November 4, 2014 ballot measure to provide sustainable funding for the Pomona Public Library.

Marian Higgins, SOPPL / Advocacy coordinator, says, “We’re very excited to receive this matching grant from EveryLibrary. The grant provides an opportunity for our local donors to double their contributions early in the campaign. These early funds in turn will allow us to hit the ground running when the Pomona Library sustainable funding ballot measure is ready for voter consideration.”

“Pomona needs a library that is open enough hours to serve everyone. From education to small business support to the arts, the Pomona library is a hub for the community,” says John Chrastka, executive director of EveryLibrary. “We’re supporting Save our Pomona Library / Advocacy as they campaign to restore funding for the library. I’ve stood outside your library on a Friday with kids looking for homework help. We want our donation to be matched by the community in Pomona to make sure this doesn’t have to happen again after November.”

SOPPL / Advocacy is an independent, volunteer, 501 (c) (4) organization dedicated to seeking sustainable public funding for the Pomona Public Library.

EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated to supporting local library initiatives at the ballot box. We provide technical assistance and consulting to libraries from pre-filing through the run of the campaign and raise funds nationally to support local Vote Yes at election time. More about their work can be found at www.everylibrary.org.

Contacts:
John Chrastka
EveryLibrary
john.chrastka@everylibrary.org
(708) 819-0352

Marian Higgins
SOPPL / Advocacy
marian@soppl.org
(909) 622-7911

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