Axel & Lexa
Reading Heart's hope is to distribute 1,000,000 books to kids in need in the Central Valley and help ignite a love of reading. In 2019 Frito Lay donated two decommissioned delivery trucks for Reading Heart to use as mobile book vehicles to take to parks, community centers, hospitals, or any location to help reach more kids where they are.
Quiring is working with Reading Heart to outfit these vehicles and create something that is both functional and fun! Our hope is that when kids experience the mobile book vehicles, they will get excited about reading, see its importance and the value of continuing their education. Both of these vehicles need a complete redesign of the inside to transform them into book parties on wheels.
Truck on over to celebrate the newest additions! Reada the Reading Ram just got two little siblings and we need you to join us in welcoming them to the Reading Heart family!
Axel and Lexa are mischievous little twins who are always looking for a great party. Axel is a mobile library who is ready to bring free books to kids, especially those in underserved areas. Lexa is an electronic education lab where kids can learn things like coding, web production and graphic design. Together, they’re ready to hit the road to bring fun reading and learning opportunities to kids everywhere.
If you’re interested in keeping these hungry kids fed, please contact Reading Heart for sponsorship and donation opportunities. Your funds will help keep Axel and Lexa on the road with things like truck maintenance and gas needs. If you are a non-profit which supports literacy, please contact Reading Heart to have Axel and Lexa come visit you!
Join the fun with building the twins:
Contact Tiffany Spencer, Quiring General - 559.432.2800 or Download our sponsorship package
Stay tuned for clues on where to find Axel and Lexa and expect the greatest adventures!
Quiring is proud to be able to partner with Reading Heart on this amazing project. Supporting this organization, which impacts our community and is helping to build great readers, will give our kids a solid foundation. Reading Heart aligns with our values, our company and who we are. We are so proud to head up this project and be involved in something bigger than ourselves and matters so much to our community.
Lays is happy to be a part of a community that is hungry to be better readers. We are proud to know our trucks will be used to help kids grow their excitement for education.
About The Twins
In 1947, Quiring Construction was founded on the principal that building relationships would be their proudest project. Since then, Quiring Construction continues to value relationships which is demonstrated by their annual employee challenge to work on projects benefitting the community. In 2019, Quiring Construction graciously volunteered to adopt Reading Heart as their service challenge project. 40 Quiring staff were assigned to work on Axel, the mobile library and 40 people were assigned to work on Lexa the mobile technology learning center. These teams of Quiring staff are completely renovating the outside and inside of these trucks to make them Reading Heart-ready. The expected completion date is May, 30, 2020.
Thank you, Quiring!
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Axel and Lexa are retired from Frito-Lay where they spent years delivering yummy snacks. Frito-Lay wanted to give Lexa and Axel a new job of helping the community, so Axel and Lexa were adopted by Reading Heart to bring books and learning to the communities that could be reached by mobile services. Thank you to Frito-Lay for having great taste in choosing a new family for Lexa and Axel!
Thank you, Lays!