A vote for SMART is a refreshing idea

COOS BAY, Ore. -With just the click of your mouse, you could help inspire early literacy and give books to thousands of Oregon children to take home, by supporting an online contest for SMART.

The nonprofit reading program is for Oregon students, K-3 grade, called, Start Making a Reader Today.
    
Serving over 7,000 students at low income schools, SMART has been selected to participate in August's Pepsi Refresh Everything, voting campaign.
    
The goal of this program is to provide funding to localized nonprofits that can have a positive impact on the communities around them.  The winning idea will be selected at the end of August, based on which organization has received the most votes.  The top two organizations will each be granted $250,000.
    
To participate, you can vote at www.refresheverything.com/smartreading