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Press Release

August 9, 2013
A Chrysler Car will be raffled to raise funds for The High Point Public Library Foundation,
and The Library Renewal Partnership in the Philippines.

7 Degrees of Change is proud to announce its first ever car raffle! The prize will be $30,000 towards the purchase of any Chrysler(r) product purchased through Ilderton Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep(r), to be picked up at any Chrysler dealer in the US. A maximum of 4,000 tickets will be sold for $100 each, with the drawing held on May 31, 2014 or when the final ticket is sold, whichever comes first.
"There are not words to thank the 7 Degrees of Change for their kindness, or to let you know the extent that they are valued and held in such high esteem in the Philippines!" per Victoria SyCip Herrera, a highly revered, respected and inspiring educator and philanthropist in the Philippines. To date over 100,000 books have been provided to children's libraries in impoverished areas with little or no access to books or supplies.

Chuck Alt, the Chairman of the High Point Public Library Foundation said: "We are excited about the projects we will be able to fund through contributions from the 7 Degrees. The first being the Children's Outdoor Reading Center built in memory of John Yowell, a kind and generous citizen of High Point who recently passed."

The raffle will be kicked off at 12 noon at the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC at a press briefing. All tickets will be sold exclusively through the foundation web site:, utilizing PayPal(r). Tickets will be accessible and printed directly from the web site.

For more information about the Raffle or the Foundation please contact: Matt Norcross.
Cell at 336-491-7689 / email:

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The 7 Degrees of Change Global Literacy Project is a part of the Gail Norcross Trigueiro Foundation, Inc. A North Carolina 501(C)(3), not-for-profit corporation, which was established to honor the memory of Gail Norcross Trigueiro, who lost her battle with cancer on January 7, 2007 at age 51.

The High Point Public Library foundation enhances the life of the community by providing the resources essential for appropriate and proactive response to emerging community education needs and issues. It receives tax-deductible gifts for specific short-term projects consistent with the foundation's stated mission, establishes and administers a library endowment to fund expansion of existing library programs and services as well as new services and programs that address critical community library needs.

The Library Renewal Partnership was founded by businessman, author and philanthropist: Quintin J.V. Pastrana, which is committed to building 200 libraries across the Philippines over the next 20 years. In partnership with the 7 Degrees Global Litercy Project, the Synergeia Foundation, the Bagong Kultura Pinay, the Bato Balani Foundation and Adarna House.