For my birthday this year, I am asking for donations to The Book Fairies. I have worked for this organization for two years now because I believe so strongly in our mission, which is to tackle poverty at its most basic source – education – to ensure that future generations can escape high-need environments and have the power to write their own stories.
The Book Fairies’ fight illiteracy by collecting books from organizations in our community that have an excess and redistribute them to the organizations that need them most – those in which over 75% of students qualify for free/reduced-price lunches, which directly correlates to poverty level. The demand for high-quality books in these impoverished areas is beyond what most can imagine, with many schools having no libraries in their buildings or books in their classrooms.
Over the past 5 years of our existence, we have worked directly with teachers and schools to distribute over 1,300,000 upcycled materials that are directly used to start and build school and home libraries, support grade-level curriculum, and instill the love of reading through high-interest books.
Your support will go directly to getting books into the hands of students through free book fairs, supplying educator’s literary programs, and book grants to schools to start classroom libraries and provide books that students can take home to read with their families. Even a donation of $10 can ensure that a student can pick out two free books that interest them and can be taken home to start their own home library.
Thank you for your support!