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Drink Beer, Help Kids Read

Local bar donates to charity to help poor kids get books.

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    Drink Beer, Help Kids Read
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    Schools in Nepal are so impoverished that they don't have enough books for children to read. A local PB bar is donating beer money to help local schools buy books.

    Latitude 32 in Pacific Beach is forking over a beer for a buck Wednesday to buy books for children in poor countries like Nepal and Laos.

    "This sounds like a lot of fun," comments Brandyn on Yelp. com.

    It's the second event of its kind for the charity Room to Read. Former Microsoft exec John Wood founded the organization after a hiking trip in Nepal. There he visited a school of 200 kids but their libarary only had 30 books, so the idea for Room to Read was born. "

    Beers for Books starts at 7 p.m. with last call at 11:45p.m. Every beer buys a book for a child, so drink up.

    For more information on the event and where to donate if you don't drink click on Room to Read.