Our first project: BOOKS AT HOME
What is it?
Books for Kids – AZ is a non-profit formed to get books in the hands of as many children as possible. Our primary emphasis is on younger students to start developing good reading habits.
Working with the teachers at Blue Ridge Elementary, the McNary School, Nikolaus Homestead, Linden, and Whipple Ranch elementary schools we have now given out new books to 645 students in 3 different school districts.
We will increase our giving to as many schools as possible as more resources become available.
We also have other projects, all designed to aid youth literacy. To date we have given away an additional 418 used books, and 243 new books all of which were donated to us.
Research shows children having books in their homes is one of the very best ways to build literacy. Some Arizona homes have no books for children to read and cherish.Children who do not read over the summer lose 2 to 3 months of reading development, but if a child reads over the summer that child can gain up to a month of reading proficiency. If we can get even one book into a home it can make a huge difference!
How can you help?
Click the Donate button in the upper-right corner of this website to make an online donation, or send a tax deductible check or money order to:
Books for Kids – AZ, Inc.
P.O. Box 541
Pinetop, AZ 85935-0541
If you would like your donation to be directed to a specific school, please write that school’s name in the memo line.