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Contact: Ava Skipworth, Monster Yogurt 972-571-3987                   Sara Belmonte, Moms Out Marketing



DALLAS, TEXAS, January 15, 2023 – Local mom owned businesses are gearing up for Read Across America  on March 2, 2023. Starting February 1st, mom-owned businesses will be accepting book donations at several local small business drop off sites. On March 2nd in support of Read Across America, these books will be going to underserved children through elementary schools;  homeless shelters such as Genesis Women Shelter; Annie’s Place drop off childcare center at Parkland Hospital.

This Annual Children’s Book Drive was started by Monster Yogurt 11 years ago collecting gently used and new books. A local MOMpreneur networking community, Moms out Marketing (MOM),  joined Monster Yogurt in 2016 and expanded the local impact to help create an even wider reach to help books in more children's hands before Spring Break.  Moms Out Marketing(MOM) has invited local small businesses to be a part of this philanthropic effort and provide additional donation drop-off locations and discounts in the DFW metroplex.

Last year, Moms Out Marketing(MOM)  raised more than 4000 books.  This year they hope to exceed last year, in creating a positive mark for our neighborhood children.  

Here is the list of local small businesses that will be book donations sites :

  • Monster Yogurt:  Giving      1 ounce of yogurt for every book donation

  • Design Remodel Pros

  • Windhaven Academy

  • Dyslexia on Demand

    Schwed Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontist  

  • TwinLakes Pediatric

  • Link Pharmacy

  • Smile Bar             

  • DeModa Floors

  • AR Workshop - Garland//

  • Maria Melendez, Agent State Farm    

Click “Going” on the FB  link to see all the incentives of the local Donation Sites

FB Event Link: QR Code is attached. 

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. At some schools, books are desperately needed and research has shown that children growing up in homes where books are readily available show greater success in school and life.  

Monster Yogurt’s founder, Ava Skipworth says, “I grew up with undiagnosed dyslexia and was not able to read a full book for most of her childhood. In high school a special teacher mentored me. It turned my life around. Monster Yogurt and MOM are  always looking for ways to empower young people and create a positive legacy for the community.  What’s the point of owning a small business if you can’t give back? We’re looking forward to delivering enough books for each child to enjoy during Spring Break. Many of the children would never own a book, otherwise.”

According to the NEA’s website, motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading, do better in school. NEA's Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers and children resources and activities to keep them  reading 365 days a year. 

Customers can drop off one or more book(s) starting February 1st. With each donation, they will  enjoy a treat or discount as a reward. It is a great way to get everyone involved and know the impact their contribution has on a local child. I say that is a “sweet” reward. 

For more information, media coverage on sales through February and the delivery of books on March 2nd, please visit 972-571-3987 Sara Belmonte, MOM founder


Monster Yogurt“Scary Tastes Good"  is a have it all yogurt shop. We are a frozen yogurt shop with over 75 toppings and 80 rotating flavors for every dietary need. Our locations have indoor playgrounds, coffee, and Wi-Fi. We are the place to go with kids in tow without spending a lot of dough. 

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from preschool to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.. 

Moms Out Marketing, LLC (MOM) “Changing the way MOMs network” MOMmission is to support you as a mom and help your business flourish by having a framework that encourages every aspect of being a mom! We hold local networking, workshops and charity events that allow you to bring your children. Become a MOM Member.  For more info, email


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