Schools with especially low budgets often face difficulties stocking their libraries with engaging new material that can increase the challenge of fostering student interest in reading. While the School Library Association recommends schools carry 26 books per student, the average California school stocks 17.9 books per student, with some carrying as few as seven books per student. Access Books furnishes inner-city school libraries with new and exciting books to excite young readers.
By donating books to schools that predominately serve children who live at or below the poverty line, Access Books seeks to equalize student access to popular reads in the Los Angeles area. The scarcity of current reading material in many schools requires students enter long waiting lists to check out sought-after titles. In many areas, public libraries are not a valid alternative because patronizing them requires students to find safe transportation and because these libraries are reducing hours of operation to save money. Providing students with easy access to the books they want to read is one of the best ways to facilitate reading skills and establish reading as a lifelong pastime.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Access Books stock underfunded school libraries. If G-Team members raise $400, Access Books will be able to purchase 80 new hardcover books for an inner-city school library in Los Angeles. Each additional $10 will purchase another two books.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.