Give the gift of reading
At one of our Bookshelf projects, Pablo said with wide open eyes, “Para mi?!” (“For me?!”) . He said it with regard to his very own bookshelf and the favorite books he picked out, and he said it as if he couldn’t believe it was really his-- as if he didn’t know what he had done to deserve it, but that he was elated to receive it nonetheless.
At each school we hear the same vision-- helping a child LEARN TO READ in their kindergarten through third grade years empowers them to READ TO LEARN for the rest of their lives. Otherwise, they fall behind and can't catch up. As a listening partner to educators, we have designed our Bookshelf in Every Home project that brings low income Kindergarten families to their child’s school to decorate the child's very own Bookshelf together and to “shop” for free books. Further, while the children play games with community volunteers and enjoy their new books, their parents participate in a Parent Equipping Workshop underscoring their important role of supporting literacy at home.
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Until our next scheduled Bookshelf program please see our other ways to contribute.
Bookshelf in Every Home
Delivering Hope; one person, one household at time.
Reach SV (formerly Reach Potential Movement) is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit charitable org which relies on the generous contributions of donors like you. Thank you for helping us reach underserved households in our Community.