CITGO and Bess the Book Bus Help Advance Literacy and Change Lives for Children

CITGO and Bess the Book Bus Help Advance Literacy and Change Lives for Children

CITGO is a proud sponsor of Bess the Book Bus, a national mobile literacy outreach program dedicated to making books available to underprivileged and underserved children and families in the United States. Jennifer Frances, the founder of Bess the Book Bus, drives her bus across the country to visit schools, community centers, shelters, and after-school programs. Since its founding in 2002, Bess the Book Bus has donated more than 350,000 books to children in more than 46 states, supporting more than 30,000 families. For more information, please visit

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CITGO and Bess the Book Bus Continue Partnership to Promote Children's Literacy
March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ — In alignment with National Reading Month, CITGO Petroleum Corporation has continued its decade-long partnership with the mobile literacy outreach program, Bess the Book Bus, for its 2019 nationwide tour. Since 2008, CITGO has worked alongside Bess the Book Bus to provide children in underserved communities with access to new books in an effort to narrow the...
Mar 12, 2019 10:00 AM ET
CITGO Fuels Literacy With Thousands of Children During National ‘Read for the Record®’ Campaign
HOUSTON, October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record® campaign, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is participating in a day-long celebration across 12 states on October 19 to spread the joy of reading and help achieve a new reading record. Throughout the day, CITGO representatives and Miss America 2017-2018 State Titleholders will visit 25...
Oct 19, 2017 9:15 AM ET
CITGO and Bess the Book Bus Deliver the Joy of Reading to Southwest Louisiana Children for Sixth Consecutive Year
SULPHUR, La., March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – This February, mobile literacy program Bess the Book Bus brought the joy of reading to young students throughout Southwest Louisiana, with the help of CITGO Petroleum Corporation. CITGO Lake Charles Refinery employees assisted in the distribution of free books to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students, as well as to other young...
Mar 23, 2017 2:15 PM ET
CITGO Encourages Thousands of Children to Become Lifelong Readers Through Series of Events During National Reading Month
In celebration of National Reading Month, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with its mobile literacy partner, Bess the Book Bus, is hosting special reading events for several thousand children at more than 50 schools and Children’s Hospitals throughout the Central United States. From Feb. 23 to March 3, CITGO representatives and Bess the Book Bus will deliver more than 18,000...
Feb 23, 2017 11:25 AM ET
CITGO Fuels a Love of Reading in Partnership with Bess the Book Bus for 2016 Multi-City Tour
HOUSTON, May 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation is proudly continuing its partnership with Bess the Book Bus as the mobile literacy program embarks on another annual, multi-city tour, traveling to more than 25 schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas throughout the month of May. Dedicated to promoting literacy, reading to children and...
May 18, 2016 9:30 AM ET