Director’s Project: Book Heroes
Strong literacy skills and a love of reading help prepare children for further education and make them lifelong learners. Children who have access to books at home and who are read to at home consistently test better in all academic areas, and children from low income homes are at a distinct disadvantage that only increases with age. Our focus will be to donate books to children who might not otherwise have them at home. We will be Book Heroes to these children!
The goal is to donate 10,000 books to children in Florida each year, for a total of 20,000 books by May 2020. GFWC Florida clubs are already doing many creative projects which donate books. Book Heroes will expand these efforts by giving clubs new project ideas and quantify donations through the use of preprinted labels that can be put in every book that is donated.
We will distribute books in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, in book baskets all over our communities, by adopting classrooms and libraries, and by celebrating Read Across America and Drop Everything and Read Days. We will partner with Scholastic and First Book to give clubs access to low cost and free books.
Details for projects, partnerships and implementation are available in this handout.