Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Click to Donate

Click HERE to donate books to kids!

Within the U.S., access to books is essential to reading development: the only variable that directly correlates with reading scores is the number of books in the home. However, most recent data describes a profound, even shocking gap: while the ratio of books to children in middle-income neighborhoods is approximately 13 books to 1 child, the ratio in low-income neighborhoods is 1 book to 300 children.* In addition, over 80 percent of childcare centers serving low-income children lack age-appropriate books. Together, The Literacy Site and its domestic partner, First Book, provide children from low-income families in the U.S. with books they can take home and keep

4 comments:

Together We Save said...

That is awesome, I usually give old books to our local schools.

Michelle said...

I am hoping to get some donation sites up soon! There are a lot of places that can use childrens books, stuffed animals, and even recycle your old VHS tapes! All for charity, and they pay the postage!

LittlePeopleWealth said...

What a great cause.

Coco said...

This is a great site! I just clicked. Thank you for sharing.