Literacy is the underlying goal of Books to Kids. Knowledge is power, and reading is the gateway to academic success and a better understanding of our world.
In partnership with Plenty International: Since the fall of 2006, Books to Kids has provided quality childrens picture books and chapter books for young readers to children and families affected by Hurricane Katrina. We have distributed more than 8000 books to school libraries, community centers and individual homes. Our objective is to get books into the homes of children whose books were either lost due to flooding and destruction, or who may not have had books before Hurricane Katrina.
We collect books from thrift stores, yard sales, and library book sales. We have received donations from many sources including Scholastic Publishing and Emergency Communities Relief Center in New Orleans. A major donor has been Harrison County Public Library in Mississippi. The books are carefully selected and sorted for quality with some cleaned or repaired. This work is done by Katrina relief volunteers, and supported financially by Plenty International and the volunteers themselves.
Literacy is the underlying goal of Books to Kids. Knowledge is power, and reading is the gateway to academic success and a better understanding of our world. Quality picture and chapter books open youngsters minds to a wide world of wonders and interests, helping them deal with and move beyond the trauma and pain of the disaster we named Katrina.
1. Literacy is knowledge
2. Reading is the gateway to understanding the world.