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$16.50 Campaign Starts with the Basics

By WBH, 10/18/21, 12:30PM CDT


Promotes Family Literacy in Northeast Iowa During October

Just two blocks from Young Arena, as many as 600 children each year are put on track for higher educational achievement, better careers, and an array of accomplishments that wouldn’t be possible without the ability to read.
During the month of October, the Waterloo Black Hawks, Slumberland Furniture, and 1650 The Fan ask you to give a small donation that can make a lifetime of difference through Hawkeye Community College’s Family Literacy Program.  Thursday, the Hawks announced the Family Literacy Program is this month’s featured cause as part of this season’s $16.50 Campaign.

Operated from the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center on Jefferson Street in downtown Waterloo, the Family Literacy Program helps adults develop language-learning and parenting strategies to use in their households.  Simultaneously, participants improve their English comprehension, acquire work skills, or make progress toward a High School Equivalency Diploma.  Hawkeye’s Family Literacy program also serves as a conduit to other essential community services, and provides kids with some of the first books they might ever read.

“Reading is foundational to so much of the other learning that happens in school and in life, so drawing attention to Hawkeye’s Family Literacy program seemed like an ideal way to open this season’s $16.50 Campaign,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene.  “I would also like to thank Slumberland Furniture in Cedar Falls and 1650 The Fan for their support as the $16.50 Campaign begins its third season.  Our goals are big, but we can get there if everyone chips in just a little.”

Each month, the objective is for 100 Black Hawks fans and KCNZ listeners to contribute $16.50 to the designated organization or cause.  When those small amounts are pooled together, they can make a big difference for the Cedar Valley.  To make your donation to the Family Literacy Program at Hawkeye Community College, click here.
About Slumberland Furniture – Located at 6607 University Avenue in Cedar Falls, Slumberland Furniture provides the Cedar Valley’s finest selection of living room, bedroom, and home décor, chosen for a combination of style, quality, and value.  Slumberland Furniture first opened in the Cedar Valley more than 50 years ago, in 1969, and has been at their current 41,000 square foot location since 2017.  Slumberland has partnered with the Black Hawks on a charitable effort for each of the last 15 seasons.

About 1650, The Fan/Coloff Media – 1650, The Fan, and its three Cedar Falls-based sister stations are part of Coloff Media, which includes a dozen community stations throughout Iowa.  The Cedar Falls cluster has won five Crystal Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, signifying the group’s year-round commitment to community service.  All Black Hawks regular season games, home-and-away, can be heard on 1650, The Fan, during the 2021/22 season.