Cookie Sale for Local Nonprofit

Reading is Fundamental will hold fundraiser at Penmac.


Reading is Fundamental (RIF) of Springfield, MO is hosting its ninth annual “Parade of Cookies” fundraiser on Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Penmac’s downtown Springfield offices during the Christmas Parade. RIF of Springfield, a local nonprofit that promotes reading, provides free books three times a year to every 1st and 2nd grader in Springfield schools. Penmac is happy to support such a good cause by hosting the cookie sale.

Stop by to purchase homemade holiday cookies and hot chocolate any time after noon, or order cookies in advance by December 10, 2014, by contacting Peggy Stepp at 417-883-6727 or [email protected] Chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, gingerbread, peanut butter, and other varieties of cookies will be available in half or full dozen quantities. Cookies are $2.00 for half a dozen, $10 for two dozen, or $20 for six dozen. Cookies will be available for pickup in the Penmac Staffing lobby at 447 South Avenue, Springfield, MO 65806. Hot chocolate and coffee will also be available.

All proceeds will be donated to RIF of Springfield, which has given away over 400,000 books to Springfield students during the last 30 years. RIF of Springfield is connected to the national RIF organization, which is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. The goal of RIF is to ensure that all children have access to books so they can discover the joys and value of reading. To learn more about RIF, visit


  • Lacey Hart says:

    Thank-you for participating in such a wonderful event for the community. It would be wonderful if you would consider spreading out to the satellite offices a charitable fundraiser such as this in the future. For example Nixa in 2015 doing something similar for Least of These or another local charity such as Freedom’s rest. With some publicity to get the word out of not only the event, but of your services to both job seekers and employers it could be a win/win for the charity and your business. Thanks again for stepping up to make all of our communities better.

    • Sarah says:

      Thank you for your comments! Penmac is happy to support its community through charitable events, and would definitely look forward to hearing about opportunities at other Penmac locations. I will pass along your specific suggestion to our branch manager in Nixa, MO. Thanks for reading the Penmac blog! Enjoy your holiday season!

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