We have officially begun our third year as the sole book provider for 20 daycare partners serving over 2,000 children living below the poverty line in New York City.
Our largest childcare partner, University Settlement Children's Corner, just received their shipment of 180 books for every child they serve. After flooding destroyed almost all of their books, we are grateful for the opportunity to rebuild their active lending library with the following titles and more: Fox in Sox, Go, Dog, Go!, Dr. Seuss' ABC's, Goodnight Moon, A Color of His Own, Clifford Bilingual Series, Classic Fairytales Bilingual Series, and more!
WordRebel has also been Bellevue Day Care Center's sole book provider for the past three years. Last week, all 41 children - ages 6 months to 4 years old - received two books each to build their home libraries. Half of these children are raised in Spanish-speaking homes and received bilingual versions of classic titles: The Cat in the Hat, A Very Hungry Caterpillar, Curious George, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
None of this would be possible without your generous and ongoing support.
Thank you for making storytime and equal opportunity possible.
Thanks to you, we have funding to donate over 2,000 books to children under four this summer. Every $3 donation is used to purchase high-quality, award-winning books containing a high percentage of the sight words vital to closing the preschool vocabulary and readiness gap. Through our partnership with book providers, First Book and Scholastic, children will receive classic picture books, including the following:
- The Hungry Catepillar
- Good Night Moon / Buenos Noches Luna
- Make Way for Ducklings / Abran Paso A los Patitos
- The Cat in the Hat
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Click, Clack, Moo
Your donation has not only helped build 2,000 home libraries for children under four years old; Every book also serves as an incentive for parents to subscribe to our free evidence-based literacy text message service provided by our partner, Ready4K. Each message offers succinct techniques to empower parents to help build their child’s early literacy skills. This Stanford University literacy program is proven to increase parent's reading engagement and children's print knowledge, expressive vocabulary, receptive vocabulary and overall literacy skills. Thank you for helping 2,000 at-risk children start preschool with the literacy skills they need to reach their full potential.
Finally, to spread the impact of your donation even further, print and share the Mother's Day Charitable Gift Card to make your past donations in honor of mom, grandma or any important loved one this Mother's Day!
We are excited to report that we have already raised the funds needed to replicate our 2015 and 2016 programming in 2017. For the third year in a row, we will deliver books to over 2,000 children at 45 daycare centers in New York City. Thank you for making our 2017 New Year's resolutions come true.
As we build on the overwhelming support of 2016, we hope to expand our annual book distribution to reach even more children. Of our 45 partnering daycares, 18 serve children in public housing. 52 more daycares - serving 2,500 more children in public housing - do not yet have access to high quality books and literacy instruction. We look forward to reaching every single one of these children by the end of 2017.
Thank you for all you have done to support our cause.
Over Labor Day, we were able to ship award-winning books to all of the children at our partnering day care centers. In addition to distributing books to build home libraries, our day care partners educated families about the importance of reading from birth, and subscribed families to receive our weekly eBooks and literacy instruction.
Where are your books donated?
One of our South Bronx partners, H.E.L.P., is a transitional housing shelter dedicated to ending family homelessness. HELP provides free temporary housing and child care to lessen the trauma of poverty and homelessness. Thanks to donors like you, we provided books and literacy resources to the 30 children they serve under 5 years old.
Many of our day care partners are located in subsidized housing projects. In the Lower East Side of Manhattan, our Sheltering Arms partner serves 45 children in the Jacob Riis Housing Projects. In Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, we are partnered with both of the BKSNY child care centers serving the 125 children under 4 who live in the Sumner Housing Projects. In Harlem, The Children’s Aid Society serves 80 children living in the Drew Hamilton Housing Projects.
These are just 4 examples of our 50 dedicated partners serving children living below the poverty line. Thanks to supporters like you, the children at all of these sites have received hardcover books to build home libraries. Every week, they continue to receive weekly eBooks and strategies that make it easy to teach reading skills while walking along city sidewalks, riding the bus or eating dinner. Because of you, we have been able to improve these children's early literacy skills and their longterm potential.
Thank you for all you have done to make equal opportunity a reality.
Thanks to donors like you, we are delivering 2,000 books to 30 daycares just in time for Labor Day. We are excited to make 1 free book and 1 year of literacy instruction part of how daycares welcome families back after the holiday!
It is often difficult, if not impossible, for families living in poverty to find the time and resources necessary to give their children an "equal opportunity" to succeed. This is why every single book is donated alongside a free subscription to our weekly email-text service. Every week, families receive 3 e-books and 3 easy strategies to teach reading and vocabulary skills during daily routines (see below).
While we are excited to deliver books to 30 daycares, we hope to reach all 50 daycares by Labor Day. You can help! Forward this email to 10 friends + Invite them to donate $15 (5 books) = Sponsor an entire book give-away at 1 of 20 remaining daycares!
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