Projects: We help schools, libraries and literacy projects

Our Projects (So Far)

  • Austin Independent School District, TX (May, 2018) Buford the Book Bus – Purchased 3,600 books to be distributed through the book bus to children who live in “book deserts” for their summer reading program.
  • Carroll County Library, Maryland (Mar, 2018) Battle of the Books – Purchased books for over 1500 students who studied them during the school year and battled over their knowledge at the end of the school year.
  • Bd. Of County Commissioners, Ft. Myers (Lee County Library System, FL) (Feb, 2018) – Summer Reading Program – Paid for prize books for the library’s summer reading program for kids up to age 18.
  • Assistance League of San Jose, CA (Feb, 2018) – Readers Are Leaders Program – ALSJ members read carefully chosen books to over 1,000 students in low socioeconomic areas of San Jose, using costumes and supplementary materials to make them interesting, then donate the books to the schools to keep.
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation for Children, Bayside, NY (Feb, 2018) – Toddler Storytime Literacy Program – Nonprofit hospital for post-acute care of children with special needs teaches reading by concentrating on a word of the month and a book of the month, which they then give to each child to keep.
  • Henderson Public Library, Jefferson, OH (Jan, 2018) – Reopen Elementary School Library – The Public Library will buy books to reopen the school library which was closed in 2012.
  • Houston Public Library, TX (Dec, 2017) – Recovery Efforts from Hurricane Harvey – Seven of the 42 branch libraries were significantly damaged. Funds were used to purchase replacement books and materials.
  • Rothsay Public School, Rothsay, MN (Dec, 2017) – Book Bingo, Muffins with Moms & Donuts with Dads Programs – Purchased books to give to children at these programs.
  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation, TX (Nov, 2017) – New Copies of Classics – The Library passed a bond issue to remodel its Main Library children’s area, and will use the funds to buy fresh copies to replace shabby classics.
  • Cuyahoga Co. Public Library, OH (Nov, 2017) – 1-2-3 Read Program – To fund 1-2-3 Reading Camps for children, and Reader Boost Camps for parents.
  • Lawrence School, Broadview Hts., OH (Oct, 2017) – Codebreakers  – This school has developed an early literacy program tailored to their students. Funds paid for reading support materials.
  • Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, CO (Sep, 2017) – Read Aloud Program – Reached over 6,000 at risk children with volunteers who read to them, and donated the books read to the schools.
  • Coach Sam’s Inner Circle, Cleveland, OH (Sep, 2017) – Aiming Higher Program – After school literacy program serving children in five low performing schools in Cleveland.
  • Free Library of Philadelphia, PA (Sep, 2017) – Read by Fourth – Serving children in grades K-4, this is a citywide program supported by over 90 partner institutions.
  • Elkhart Community Schools, IN (Jun, 2017) – Adult Education Program – Purchased books and materials for their Leveled Resource Center for new readers.
  • Friends of the Cleveland Public Library, OH Year 2 (May, 2017) – Summer Reading Giveaway – Purchased books to give away to children in their Summer Reading Program.
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City, MD Year 2 (May, 2017) – Steps to School Readiness – An emergent literacy program in the city of Baltimore was expanded to more branch libraries.
  • Literacy Council of Central Alabama, Birmingham, AL (May, 2017) – Literacy Program – Funds used to buy books and other materials including curriculum and teacher materials and high interest low reading level books.
  • Oklahoma Literacy Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK (May, 2017) – Summer Phonics Workshops – The coalition provided workshops in three cities for teachers and tutors in reading, presenting teaching tools and explaining the use of phonics in teaching. Funds purchased teaching materials and tools.
  • Literacy Coalition of Kokomo-Howard County, IN (Apr, 2017 – Reading Rabbits) – Provided free books to preschoolers of low income families
  • Creek County Literacy Program, OK (Feb, 2017 – Caring Grands) – Funded books, supplies, and training for grandparents who tutor 1st and 2nd graders in reading
  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation, TX (Feb, 2017 – Adult New Reader Materials) – Purchase books and materials aimed at adults who have just learned to read so they don’t have to read kids’ books
  • Carroll County Public Library, MD (Dec, 2016 – Battle of the Books) – Purchased books for over 1500 students who studied them during the school year and battled over their knowledge at the end
  • Gross Schechter Day School, Cleveland, OH (Dec, 2016 – Read for Life Program) – Funded books, incentives, decorations, and speaker fee for their year-long program
  • Rogers County Literacy Council, OK (Oct, 2016 – Caring Grands) –  Provided books, supplies, and training to grandparents who tutor 1st and 2nd graders in reading
  • Coach Sam’s Club – Cleveland, OH (Sep, 2016 – Aiming Higher) Literacy intervention after school program in Cleveland schools with the lowest reading scores; helped add a fourth school
  • Denver Public Library, CO (Sep, 2016 – Read Aloud Project) –  Funded early literacy-enriched storytimes in Head Start and Early Childhood Education programs across the city
  • Lawrence School – Broadview Heights, OH (Jun, 2016 – Codebreakers) – Purchased updated materials for their successful program for K-6 students with learning differences
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library – Baltimore, MD (Jun, 2016 – Steps to School Readiness) Funds to provide emergent literacy programs for preschoolers and parents
  • Toronto Public Library, Ontario, Canada (Jun, 2016 – Storytime Outreach) – Supported a program to high needs communities to help parents and preschoolers with emergent literacy skills.
  • Davidson County Public Library, NC (Jun, 2016 – Super Reading, Super Heroes) – Funded outreach to day care centers and schools providing literacy learning software for 4th to 8th graders and accompanying superhero-themed programming
  • Queens Library, NY (Jun, 2016 – Kick Off to Kindergarten) – Funded three more series in their 90-minute, 8-week session training program for parents
  • PS 11, New York, NY (Jun, 2016 – Literacy Annual Fund) – Funded support for students in the school’s literacy program
  • Lee County Library System, FL (Jun, 2016) – Summer Reading Program) – Paid for prize books for their summer reading program for kids up to age 18
  • Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, OH (May, 2016 – Kindergarten Kickstart) – Funded 3,000 books to be given away to children in their program to prepare kids for Kindergarten
  • Free Library of Philadelphia, PA (May, 2016 – Read by 4th) Supported their literacy program aimed at helping all students to read by 4th grade
  • Mid-Continent Public Library – Independence, MO (Mar, 2016 – Library-by-Mail Reading Assistance) Purchased magnifiers and e-readers for home bound library users
  • Cleveland Public Library, OH (Mar, 2016 – Summer Reading Club) – Paid for thousands of books to give away to children at the Grand Finale of their summer reading club
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH (Mar, 2016 – 123 Read) –  Funded additional location for their existing program to help bring 3rd graders up to reading level by the end of the school year