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Kinds Words of Support

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Dear Book Drive for Kids,

Thank you guys for coming! I had several kids run up to me and thank me for inviting them to the book fair. I even had some stop me in the hallway and tell me about the book they chose. They were all very excited and extremely grateful for your generosity. I had to tell them it wasn’t my idea, it was you guys who had such a giving spirit. Thanks again for helping to foster our scholar’s love for reading. We really appreciate it.

Best Regards,
Angela Murphy
Inspired Vision Academy

These words warmed my heart because they are evidence that we are fulfilling our mission to help create a culture of literacy! In January, A+ Academy and Inspired Vision Academy, both charter schools operating in south Dallas, welcomed us on to their campuses. We found students who were excited about learning and enthusiastic about books! In the words of Ticcoa, a first-time volunteer:
“It was fun! My favorite moment (though there were many) was the third-grader who found a book super quick and came running to get his bookplate. He half-shouted, half-laughed, ‘I found a book about electricity! I love to build robotics and stuff. I love this book!’”
It’s wonderful experiences and feedback like this that make our giveaways so rewarding!

We know that books inform,
influence,
spark,
instill,
explain,
demonstrate,
illustrate,
interpret,
illuminate, but most of all they
feed our minds and souls with ideas.
Without this “food”, we starve the desire to learn. So join us as we strive to meet this need and feed the minds of the next generation. Get involved today!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!, an I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Book, was one of the first books I remember reading by myself. I read it over and over to my little brother. It was so beloved that it still graces my home library over forty years after it was published.

This book arrived at my house because my parents understood the need for my brother and I to have books at home to read and study. They didn’t have alot of extra money but reading was important to them and so it became important to me.

In our community, there are children who don’t have books arriving in their home mailboxes. Their parents don’t have the extra income to purchase them or after working two jobs are too exhausted to even shop for them. For many, English is not the primary language spoken in the home so purchasing English books is not really considered. Book Drive for Kids is on a mission to change that picture. Our goal is get books in the hands and homes of these children who are hungry to read them.

In honor of the Read Across American celebration for Dr. Seuss’s birthday, consider donating your favorite Dr. Seuss book today! Your support can bring a smile of delight to a child’s face! Share the zany stories of Dr. Seuss with children who could use some sunshine in their lives. Donate today.

P. S. Here you can stroll down memory lane with your favorite Dr. Seuss book titles.

Thank You Letters

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On a sunny day in January, Book Drive for Kids rolled into the gym at Founder’s Classical Academy of Dallas. This K-8th charter school serves a large population of economically disadvantaged students of whom half are still learning English…

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Book Donation Drive December 2016

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Classical Conversations of Double Oak, a homeschool support group, chooses a community project each Fall as a means of sharing and giving to others who are less fortunate. When the high school student council suggested conducting a book drive for Book Drive for Kids, there was enthusiastic response because reading quality literature is a core value of this Classical Conversations group. When they learned that some children don’t have books at home, families were eager to share! They combed through their bookshelves and donated gently-used books they had outgrown. Thank you, Classical Conversation of Double Oak, for donating 100 books which are being shared with other children.