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Reachoutandread.org: A National Literacy Program

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Book group members are avid readers and often help their community libraries and schools by donating the books they've read. Perhaps your group is like mine and has been considering taking part in a philanthropic initiative to promote literacy?  www.reachoutandread.org may be just the right organization for you.

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March 02, 2005

www.reachoutandread.org is a national organization that trains pediatricians to speak to parents about the importance of reading aloud to children, and gives books to children at all "well check-ups" from ages six months to five years.  They focus on children living in the poverty level that may not have any books in the home. The program was started in Boston, MA but now reaches 2,200 progams in health clinics and hospital settings in all 50 states.

In order to increase their individual donor base they are launching an initiative called "Pass The Book" which targets book groups. They ask book groups to make a small donation of $25 annually—mere pennies to each group member over the course of a year. This amount supports a child for 5 years in the www.reachoutandread.org program.

BookBuffet would like to challenge each of our member groups to join us in donating $25/group once a year to this cause. For information please contact:

Lea J. Walsh, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Giving
Reach Out And Read National Center,
29 Mystic Avenue, Somerville MA 02145
or lea.walsh@reachoutandreac.org 

Mention you want to be part of the BookBuffet Corporate Donation Team  We'll keep you posted on our tally over the course of the year and see if together we can make a difference!

 

 

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