Read near your child. Read to Feed the Mind

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Help get books to the kids who need them. Donations purchase new books at less than a buck a book. Help change impoverished kids' futures.

To date, we've given away more than 25,000 books through food shelves and Toys for Tots!!!

Do you remember how special a new book is? Your donations purchase popular new books for kids who cannot afford a new book.

A Simple Act

Every time families pick up food at their food shelf, they are encouraged to also pick out a book for each child in their family.

A Dire Need

Did you know that more than 60% of homes in poverty do not have a single age-appropriate book for their children? Sadly, over 40% of those children will not complete ninth grade. However, give them 25 books and they are likely to complete two additional years of high school.

Profound Impacts

  • Readers complete more years of school, regardless of their parents' education.
  • Readers are healthier throughout childhood and adulthood.
  • Literate adults earn more money in the workforce.
  • Literate adults are more likely to raise readers.
  • Reading numerous books instills self-discipline, patience and curiousity. These build a foundation that helps make the American dream attainable no matter what circumstances you were born into.

It takes years to become more than one's circumstances dictate; for many, this starts in childhood, curled up with the pleasure of a good book.

Thank you for spreading the gifts of literacy to the children who most need it.

Be sure to print your receipt for your tax deduction!


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