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B & D Burgers launches reading initiative

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B & D Burgers reading campaign kicks off at East Broad Elementary School. B & D Burgers reading campaign kicks off at East Broad Elementary School.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

B & D Burgers are hosting the Power of Reading and wildlife conservation campaign.

The restaurant teamed up with Chatham-Savannah youth futures authority and the department of resources for the event. Third- and fourth-graders at East Broad and Haven elementary schools are participating.

The campaign will give them a chance to earn money for their in-school reading program and other resources. On Friday, they kicked off the campaign by donating books.

"It is important for the kids to read, and nowadays, people are having some issues with grades and so forth. So I think it is important that B & D and everyone else [get] involved with young kids' reading," said Rick Kotovsky, general manager at B & D Burgers.

B & D Burgers will host School Nights where 10 percent of proceeds will go to the East Broad and Haven elementary schools. The child who reads the most will also get to name a burger for a month and a $50 gift card. Their class will get a cookout from B & D Burgers.

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