Literacy issues continue to impact America's youth, with recent studies finding that two-thirds of children living in poverty in the U.S. have no books at home. Without access to books, these already at-risk children face even further obstacles in educational success and eventual employment.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) aims to put books in the hands of young readers through a number of initiatives from community organizations, such as BookSpring, which works with RIF to serve more than 21,000 children in the Austin area each year.
Join G-Team to bring BookSpring and RIF's collective efforts to Widen Elementary School in Austin. Each $9 donation from a G-Team member will provide three brand new books to a child who likely does not have books in his or her home. If at least 30 G-Team donors contribute, then BookSpring can provide books for an entire classroom full of children.
When this G-Team campaign tips, the children of Widen Elementary will be able to “shop” for new books to put in their in-home libraries. With increased access to books, these children are significantly more likely to succeed in school and know how to handle cats in hats, giving trees, and very hungry caterpillars.
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.