$10 Donation to Jumpstart for Young Children Inc. to Provide a Book to an Underserved Child Participating in the Read for the Record Event


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Annual reading event engages millions of children in literacy and provides low-income children with books

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100% of donations go directly to Jumpstart. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name and shipping address at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Literacy and Language Skills for Underserved Children

In 2010, 83% of underserved fourth graders who were eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch scored below the proficient reading level, as compared to 55% of their peers who were not eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, according to a Kids Count report compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The Campaign: Providing Books for Children In Need

If 50 people donate $10, then Jumpstart for Young Children Inc. can provide 50 books to underserved children participating in its annual Read for the Record event. Each additional contribution will provide a book for another child. With a $10 donation, one copy of Lady Bug Girl & the Bug Squad, by Jacky Davis and David Soman, will be donated to a child in a low-income community, and you will have the option to receive a copy of the same book with shipping included. Alternatively, those that contribute to today's campaign can opt to donate two books to children in need rather than receiving a copy themselves. If you're purchasing this Groupon as a gift to send to another recipient, please purchase it as a separate transaction with appropriate shipping information.

Lady Bug Girl & the Bug Squad is this year's chosen book for children participating in Jumpstart for Young Children Inc.'s Read for the Record annual event. Jumpstart's Read for the Record will be held on October 4, 2012, through a partnership with the Pearson Foundation, with the aim to break the world record for the most people reading the same book at the same time. Last year, 2.2 million people participated in this event, and since 2006, the event has raised more than $7 million for early-education programs and has provided more than one million books to children from low-income backgrounds.

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Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.

Jumpstart, a national early-education organization, recruits and trains college students and other community members to help preschool children from low-income neighborhoods develop the language and literacy skills necessary to prepare them for school. Along with ongoing campaigns such as Read for the Record, Jumpstart works with children on a twice-weekly basis at locations across the country, building their vocabulary and reading skills.

Customer Reviews

A great cause...it's for the kids!
Cheryl B. · July 20, 2013
Amazing program for the good of young children.
Marissa T. · November 11, 2012
Such a nice cause and my kids loved the book they provided as well!!!! Please do it again!
Ruba S. · November 7, 2012
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