FOR A CAUSE
Ten Inverness Way B&B, The Inn for Hikers & Readers,
announces a fundraising campaign for Room
to Read, a nonprofit organization
that partners with local communities throughout the developing
world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational
by Room to Read founder John Wood’s personal journey
in his memoir, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World,
Teri Mattson and Brett Poirier, innkeepers, are raising
funds through their B&B to help build libraries and
reading rooms in Asia and South Africa. It is of interest
to note that over 770 million adults worldwide are illiterate.
each night, you stay at the inn, $2.00 will be donated
to Room to Read. “We believe today’s travelers
want to know that their tourism dollars are doing something
more than helping an establishment’s bottom line.
Our inn is a great choice for guests wanting to sleep
for a cause while visiting the Point Reyes National Seashore”,
says Teri. "We have a personal passion for reading
and deep belief that open books create open minds."
Inverness Way houses a small library shelved with hundreds
of books read over the years and available for guests
to enjoy while visiting. Of course, don’t let that
stop you from bringing your current reading project when
booking your stay. You’ll want to enjoy a good book
in front of the living room’s 100-year old fireplace
while your tea steeps and the smell of fresh baked cookies
drifts in from the kitchen.
educate a region of the world hopeful to develop and become
part of our global community…by booking your visit
Stephanie Scott, Development Associate of Room to Read
says of Teri and Brett's participation in their philanthropy:
"It is due to the support of individuals such as
you that we have been able to achieve so much!
We have opened 287 schools and established over 3,600
bi-lingual libraries and 110 new computer and language
rooms. We’ve put more than 2.8 million books into
the hands of eager young readers, and are funding long-term
scholarships for 2,336 girls. Over 1,200,000 children
now have access to enhanced educational infrastructure.
Together, we are changing the world through the lifelong
gift of education."