$10 Donation for Books for Kids' Reading Programs

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Donations to contribute books to early-literacy program that helps foster a love of reading in kids

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100% of donations go directly to Southwest Human Development. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name 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: Early Literacy Problems in Arizona

Forty-two percent of fourth graders in Arizona read below the basic level, according to 2011 Kids Count data. To address this critical issue, Southwest Human Development’s Raising A Reader program helps educate parents about the importance of early literacy skills and how they can build and improve these skills in their children. They accomplish this through a series of early literacy workshops and distribution of children’s books.

The Campaign: Provide Books for Children in Need

If this Grassroots campaign raises $600, then Southwest Human Development can contribute 120 books for three Raising A Reader programs. Each additional $200 raised will be used to provide 40 more books for another Raising A Reader program.

Raising A Reader is a national early-literacy program that helps low-income parents integrate books and storytelling into their family routines. Parents and children borrow more than 40 books during the eight-week program, and each participating child receives four new, age-appropriate books to keep at the end of the program.

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Southwest Human Development

Through its early-literacy and child health and development programs, disabilities services, and Head Start programs, Southwest Human Development serves 135,000 children and families each year. Now the state's largest early-childhood provider, the organization works with a mission to give all children the healthy foundation they need for an optimal start and a positive future via more than 40 public and private programs.

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    Camelback East

    2850 North 24th Street

    Phoenix, AZ 85016

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