If that is really true, then isn’t it sad that statistics prove that close to 500,000 kids in Texas aren’t being read to…
only because their parents can’t afford to buy their child a book?
I can’t imagine a childhood without books.
My children wouldn’t be able to picture a day going by without pulling out a book from their library shelves.
Honestly, I’m so thankful that we’re able to provide for them a ticket into the world of reading…
but that shouldn’t give us the license to sit smug in our happy little book bubble.
We need to give back to those less fortunate because we know the joy books bring.
That’s what makes Champions for Kids Nickelodeon Big Help Book Drive a cause worthy of embracing.
Once I’d done my book run to our local Walmart ,
we collected some more books from home (and others)
and managed to put together a stash of 54 books that any child would love to read.
We’d hoped to have a friend bring over her pile of books too but the change in weather has had their troop down with the flu.
Once we had our book loot organized, we debated between donating to our local library that has some fantastic kids programs or Bunny girl’s 1st grade classroom. After taking a majority vote, we decided to donate the books to her school.
You can be sure that we had a very proud and excited 1st grader skipping to school with a few books in her backpack…
and the rest lugged along in a bag by muscle-man Dad!!
Why you should help…
Champions 4 Kids and Nickelodeon have not set this up as a a blogger exclusive project.
This is a project any family
can should adopt.It’s an awesome way to get the family involved in giving back to the community, in a way that can change and impact one little mind at a time.
Shop for a few books.
Collect as many gently used books as you can.
Identify an organization to donate to…
Please don’t just stop there. Help us in spreading the word…
— Marina (@ebmommy) September 18, 2012
** Read the buzz on my shopping trip and check out my Nickelodeon Champions for Kids Book Drive Google Plus Album for more pictures.**
Love on the Sponsors:
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- Nickelodeon’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/NickelodeonTV
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