FRESNO, Calif. — Great American Car Wash has donated nearly 200 books to Birney Elementary, according to ABC30.com.

Customers donated the books as part of the Read Across America book drive, noted the article.

The wash collected more than 700 books total, which it split between the school and the Fresno Veterans Hospital, reported the article. Its goal next year will be 900.

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Great American owner A.J. Rassamni believes kids should learn how important reading is to success, stated the article.  

“And the secret is you have to read, and then you have to learn something and say, 'How can I implement it? How can I use it?’” Rassamni told students, in the article. “Because if you only read and put it on the side, it doesn't mean anything. You have to read something to learn every day.”

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