Projects: We help schools, libraries and literacy projects

Our Projects (So Far)

  • Reach Out and Read, CT & MA (2019) – Well-Child Visit Books – Funded free books given to children ages 6 months to 5 years during their region’s pediatric well-child visits
  • DIBS for Kids, NE (2019) – Children’s Book Libraries – Funded the placement of children’s book libraries in Omaha area school classrooms
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, IN (2019) – Real Men Read Program – Purchased books for the Real Men Read program in which volunteering men visit 250 2nd & 3rd grade classrooms to read to the children and give them books to take home
  • Carnegie Middle School, OK (2019) – Leveling Up with LiteracyFunded the purchase of classroom sets of engaging books to be used in their Leveling Up with Literacy project in grades 6, 7, & 8
  • Angleton ISD Education Foundation Inc., TX (2019) – Readers Theater – Funds to purchase Readers Theater books and materials for use by teachers in grades 6-12 to encourage reading
  • Learn to Read of St. Lucie County, FL (2019) – Reading Assessment Software – Funds to implement the CASAS software assessment program for 200 adult students of reading
  • Vista Academy Foundation, CA (2019) – PebbleGo Software – Funded a platinum subscription to PebbleGo software for grades K-5 for the school year
  • Team First Book New Hanover County, NC (2019) – Book Give Away – Helped the purchase of two new books for children in grades K-2 to take home and keep
  • Peaches and Sourcream Children’s Foundation, MD (2019) – School Roll/Honor Roll Program – Funded the purchase of books and materials for their School Roll/Honor Roll program
  • American Printing House for the Blind, KY (2019) – Braille Tales – To translate children’s books into braille, and give away to unsighted children in their Braille Tails Program
  • Broward Schools, FL (2019) – Phonics for Reading – To purchase materials for the Phonics for Reading program
  • Family Support Circle, PA (2019) – Out of School Literacy Program – For books, games, and supplies to be used in their out of school literacy program
  • Ferst Readers of Cobb County, GA (2019) – Free Books for Children – Funded 100 children for 1 year, each to receive 1 book per month until their 5th birthday
  • Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, WV (2019) – Adult Literacy Education Funded the purchase of the Essential Education Learning Program and books from Adult New Readers Press for their literacy program
  • Seedlings Braille Books for Children, MI (2019) – Books for the National Federation for the Blind Summer Academy – Funded the provision of 600 braille books to students in the National Federation for the Blind’s Summer Academy
  • Children’s Literacy Network, MI (2019) – Books by Mail – Funded their project to mail books to children in 1st to 5th grade
  • Worcestor County Board of Education, MD (2019) – Literacy Nights – Funded the school’s 3 Literacy Nights, with books and book bags for children to take home, and books and supplies for after school tutoring
  • Hope Mentoring Foundation, MS (2019) – Reading Materials – Funded the purchase of books, reading materials, and project materials related to reading
  • Erie Catholic School System, PA (2019) – Journeys Language Arts ProgramProvided funds toward purchasing the texts and curriculum for first graders in the Journeys K-5 Language Arts Program
  • Golden Grove Elementary School, FL (2019) – Reading Plus Software – Provided funds toward the purchase of a Reading Plus software license for one year
  • Wildcat Extension Education Foundation (2019) – Parent University Funded the purchase of giveaway books for children in the Parent University program
  • Bloomington Community Education, MN (2019) – Bloomington Bookfest – Funded the purchase of books to give to children, alongside author fees and costume rentals for literary characters at Bloomington Bookfest
  • Liberty Public Schools, MO (2019) – Books to Go – Provided funds to purhcase books, book bags, and a cart for the Books to Go program at Franklin Elementary School
  • International Book Project, KY (2019) – Books for Refugee Families – Funded the purchase of bookshelves to house free books provided by the organization for 54 refugee families in central Kentucky
  • Children’s Dyslexia Center of Indianapolis, IN (2019) – Tutors and Supplies – Provided funding for tutors, tutor training, and books and supplies for the center
  • Tulsa Pop Kids, OK (2019) – Comic Book Giveaway – Funded the purchase of comic books for giveaways in six schools
  • NC Dept of Public Safety, NC (2019) – Reading for the Great Escape Program – Funded the purchase of supplies, books, and software for the Reading for the Great Escape Program in seven juvenile justice centers
  • San Bernardino County Office of Education, CA (2019) – 2019 Reading Rally – Funded the purchase of giveaway books for the 2019 Reading Rally for Pre-K to 3rd grade students
  • Cecil County Public Schools, MD (2019) – Daily Announcements Lottery – Funded the purchase of giveaway books for school children in a daily lottery associated with the school announcements at Northeast Elementary
  • Hickory Creek Child Center, OK (2019) – Book Giveaway Program – Funded the purchase of books for 80 children to take home. One book per week for seven weeks.
  • The Riverview School, NY (2019)  – Leveled Readers for Students with Disabilities – Funded the purchase of leveled readers for special education in an elementary school that serves students with autism, Down syndrome and other physical, emotional, or multiple disabilities
  • Rutherford County Schools, TN (2019) – English as a Second Language – Funded the purchase of books to be used by ESL teachers and students at Cedar Grove Elementary
  • Multisensory Reading Centers of Puerto Rico, PR (2019) – Readers for the Future – Funded the purchase of books and supplies for the classrooms in their Readers for the Future program
  • Centerville Middle School, PA (2019) – Multi-Sensory Learners – Funded the purchase of lexiled books and building planks for multi-sensory learners
  • Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County, WV (2019) – Reading Program – Funded the purchase of books and supplies for students
  • LEADS, St. Petersburg, FL (2019) – CHAMPS Centers – Funded the purchase of shelves and books for their eight new CHAMPS centers for pre-schoolers and caregivers
  • The Junior League of Tampa, FL (2019) – Bookmobiles – Funded the purchase of giveaway books for their summer Saturday bookmobiles
  • School Board of Broward County, FL (2019) – Leveled Literacy Intervention Kit – Funded the purchase of a kit for use with various classrooms of students at Heron Heights Elementary School
  • Foundation for the Carolinas – Read Charlotte, NC (2019) – Book-A-Palooza – Funds for schools to purchase age-appropriate, high-interest titles for their Book-A-Palooza event
  • Elwood School, IL (2019) – One School, One Book – Funded the purchase of books for their One School, One Book program
  • Literacy Volunteers of America – Ozarks Literacy Council, MO (2019) – Curriculum Books – Funded the purchase of new curriculum books
  • Code Read, Inc., CA (2019) – Child Literacy Programs – Funded the purchase of giveaway books for children in Title 1 elementary schools who live in foster care or transitional housing
  • Seeds of Literacy, OH (2019) – Adult Literacy Programs – Funded the purchase of books for book clubs, prizes, and adult new readers
  • Austin Independent School District, TX (May, 2019) – Buford the Book Bus – Funded giveaway books for their summer reading program
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore, MD (May, 2019) – Family Reading Circles and Books for Me – Funded the purchase of books for programs for disadvantaged children
  • Literacy Action, Inc., GA (May, 2019) – Adult Literacy Programs – Funded the purchase of textbooks and giveaway books for adult literacy programs
  • Twin Falls School District, ID (May, 2019) – Accelerated Reader – Funded the use of Accelerated Reader at Sawtooth Elementary School
  • The Right Path Therapeutic Riding Academy, OK (May, 2019) – Read to your Horse – Contributed to the book fund to purchase titles for their Read to your Horse program
  • READ Association of Saginaw, MI (May, 2019) – Reading Stars – Covered the cost of books and t-shirts given to Reading Stars readers 3 times per year
  • Cummins Leadership Foundation, MD (May, 2019) Community Reading Nights – Funded the purchase of books for their literacy program at their Community Reading Nights
  • Assistance League of San Jose, CA (2019) – Readers are Leaders – Funded books for classroom libraries and book giveaways as part of their program
  • Free Library of Philadelphia, PA (2019) – Read and Rise – Funded giveaway books to children in their summer literacy program
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH (2019) – Various Literary Initiatives – Funded book giveaways for their literacy iniatives: 1-2-3 READ, Engage with Me, and Kindergarten Boost Club
  • Gowan Science Academy, AZ (2019) – Rolling STEM Library Boxes – Supported a mobile STEM library using a rolling automotive toolbox filled with STEM books
  • Shelby County Schools Board of Education, TN (2019) – Decodable Readers – Funded the purchase of decodable readers for the special curriculum at Cherokee Elementary School
  • Lee County Board of Commissioners, FL (2019) – Summer Reading Program – Funded the purchasing of books to give to children and teens through the Lee County Library Summer Reading Program
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation for Children, NY (2019) – Toddler Story Time – Funded a literacy program for special needs children in the hospital
  • Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, MT (2019) – Reading Rocks – Funded purchase of the books for their summer literacy program
  • Carroll County Library, MD (2019) – Battle of the Books – 4th through 8th graders from 26 schools compete live by answering questions about books they have read during the school year.  We funded the purchase of the books for each child.
  • Platte Valley Literacy Association, NE (2019) – Adult Reading Classes – Funded books and supplies for their library, and for giveaways to GED, literacy, and ESL students
  • Love of Learning, Inc., VA (Feb, 2019) – Disadvantaged Children Reading Program – Love of Learning sends volunteers to shelters and subsidized housing locations who read to children and then allow each child to choose a book to keep.  We funded the books.
  • Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership, CA (Feb, 2019) – Summer Readers – Future Leaders – Funded the purchase of phonics, reading accuracy and fluency, and science materials for their program
  • 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