“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss
Books have always been an important part of my life. I always had at least one shelf full of books in my room and my kids are the same, but not all kids have easy access to books. Several years ago, I read a story about a teacher who asked her students to bring a book in to class. Several students brought in a phone book because that was the only book they had in the house. Today’s organization is working to get books into the hands of more children.
Adopt a Book is an organization based in Loveland, Ohio with a mission to provide new and gently used books to under privileged kids. It was founded in November 2011 after eight year old twins Hannah and Alex. They learned of schools in the inner city of Cincinnati losing the funding necessary to provide new books to their students and were shocked. The twins are avid readers and could not imagine life without a book and asked their parents if they could start a “business” that helped provide books for kids to keep. Their parents agreed and setup a 501c3 organization. So far they have collected and donated over 7,000 books to organizations that work directly with foster and adoptive children, homeless children, and families involved in at-risk programs.
How can you help?
The biggest need the organization has is books for preschool to elementary school children. They will take donations of new or gently used books.
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