All children deserve to grow up with books – and lots of them. However 61% of America’s low-income children are growing up in homes without books. Books in the home are the single biggest indicator of academic success — surpassing income, parents’ education, family composition, and all other factors. Academically, children growing up in homes with no books are on average three years behind children in homes with lots of books.The most powerful and highest-impact way to improve the reading achievement of economically disadvantaged children is to increase their access to books.
What: Join the Denver Chapter of because I said I would as we host a book drive of new or gently used books for children in need! Bring a book ( or books) and join us as we collect, sort and giftwrap each book for a child! We will also have supplies to make fun bookmarks to donate as well!
Books will be donated to local foster care children, homeless shelters as well as organizations that work to provide books to low income children such as reading partners and reach out and read!!
WHEN: Monday December 18th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Sheridan Library( Arapahoe Library District) located at 3425 W Oxford Ave Denver CO 80236. We will be meeting in the Thersa Dando Meeting Room!
WHO: All interested volunteers! Kids are welcome to come help, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Have books you would like to donate but can't make it? Reach out to Unified Promise Leader NicoleS@becauseisaidiwould.com