Each fall, readers from around the world show their support for early childhood literacy by reading, giving, and sharing on WeGiveBooks.org. Together, we donate books to great organizations that are committed to ensuring that all children have access to quality, age-appropriate literature.
Jumpstart, our featured partner in 2012, is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with We Give Books and the Pearson Foundation, took place on October 4, 2012. Nearly 2.4 million people around the world read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad to set the world record for the most people reading a single book on the same day!
Each winter, celebrate the holidays with We Give Books’ A Season of Giving campaign! Each holiday season, We Give Books donates hundreds of thousands of brand-new paperback and hardcover books to children across the United States and around the globe. With your help, we support great nonprofit organizations that work to build libraries, fund schools, provide education to low-income children, and share books with those who otherwise might not have access to them.
In 2012 we also gave our readers the chance to directly impact the work of our charity partners by making a tax-deductible contribution to our A Season of Giving program. For each $5 that you donated, We Give Books donated two more books to support literacy efforts around the world! Thanks to donations from We Give Books readers around the world, we sent nearly 1,000 additional books to great nonprofit organizations that work to build libraries, fund schools, provide education to low-income children, and share books with those who otherwise might not have access to them.
We Give Books’ Read for My School program is a classroom-based reading initiative that gives public elementary schools and community members the chance to join together in an online reading campaign. In the process, participants have the opportunity to earn direct donations of brand-new hardcover and paperback books for their schools.
This year, We Give Books readers earned 150,000 printed LeapFrog books for their schools in just 10 days. Over 900 schools across the US earned books in the 2013 campaign.