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

CITGO sponsors 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 serves more than 25,000 children and gives away more than 50,000 books in dozens of states across the USA each year. For more information, please visit http://bessthebookbus.org/.

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Social Impact & Volunteering

CITGO and Bess the Book Bus Continue Partnership to Promote Children's Literacy
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.

Education

CITGO Fuels Literacy With Thousands of Children During National ‘Read for the Record®’ Campaign
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.

Social Impact & Volunteering

CITGO and Bess the Book Bus Deliver the Joy of Reading to Southwest Louisiana Children for Sixth Consecutive Year
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.

Education

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.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

CITGO Fuels Mobile Literacy Program ‘Bess the Book Bus’ National Tour
Continuing efforts to bring free books and a love of reading to children in underserved communities, CITGO Petroleum Corporation joined mobile literacy program Bess the Book Bus in kicking off the next leg of its 2015 national tour on August 24 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since January, Bess the Book Bus has distributed more than 29,000 free books to 21,000 children – and is well on the way to reaching its goal of distributing 100,000 books to 25,000 children across more than 30 states this year alone.

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