Thousands of new books from Empik are going to 10 schools throughout Poland. An Empik truck, full to the brim, will deliver new books to Zabraniec, Okuniew, and Mińsk Mazowiecki. And these are only the first stops along the way during the final of the 5th edition of Empik’s 1,000 Good Reasons to Read campaign.
“It is already the fifth time that EMPIK, with great pleasure and satisfaction, has donated books to young winners, while for DHL Supply Chain it is the first time it has provided logistic support to the project. For years, the 1,000 Good Reasons to Read campaign has been showing young people that every book they read is yet another wonderful adventure and a chance to meet fantastic characters they may remember forever. And the school library is a place where every child will always receive a warm welcome and find a treasury of countless new and inspiring stories. Children can tell each other about interesting books, go through their favorite parts together and talk about characters and plots,” Justyna Chmielewska, Project Manager for Children’s Readership (Empik), said.
DHL is the logistic partner of the campaign. The DHL Supply Chain truck is equipped with TRAILAR, an innovative solar technology. The system generates electricity from sunlight and thus reduces both fuel consumption and the amount of CO2 emitted by each vehicle by 4.5 tonnes a year.
“It is a great honor and pleasure to take part in a project that supports children’s readership in Poland. We are happy that we can support Empik in this noble campaign by delivering books to libraries that are the winners of the contest,” Andries Retief, CEO DHL Supply Chain for Central and East Europe, said.