Books For Our Kids

A significant portion of our funds goes toward the purchase of books for our elementary school students. Many of our kids have not owned a book before, and some are shocked that they can keep the books that we give them. These books often become prized possessions that can be read again and again and shared with family and friends. We collaborate with teachers and reading specialists in each of our elementary schools to select books that will engage our struggling readers and also match their reading abilities. Our goal is to offer a variety of books so that our young readers will be able to choose books that feed their interests and stimulate an appetite for further reading.


The graph below indicates the number of books that our elementary school students have received each year. In the 2019-20 school year, despite the abrupt ending of our program because of the COVID pandemic, we were still able to donate 6,330 books—ten books to each of our 633 elementary school students.

Book Donations Chart

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