Teach a child how to read and then give them gifts of books
Join the multi-city, “Our Own Voices Summer Book Drive for Literacy Independency”
Our goal is 10 books for 1,000 children
Do you know that most children fall behind academically during the summer break?
Do you know that at least 9 states, with Nevada being one, that determines the need for potential prison cells by how many 3rd grade children are not reading at grade level?
Do you know that many children don’t have a personal library of at least 10 books?
Do you know that if you have problems reading it is harder to do math?
Do you know that the majority of people in jail can barely read if at all?
It’s easy to be a part, donate a book or books and ask others if they will donate. Contact friends, churches, your Mosque, learning institutions, professional organizations like Chambers of Commerce, Unions, fraternities, sororities and Veterans organizations like VFW’s and American legion posts.
The Twin Cities have joined the challenge to collect more books than Sin City. Even though it is 2 of them I think we can still collect more books for the children in our community.
Maybe you can start a book drive in your community too. The Twin Cities and Sin City are up for the challenge. Plus, ultimately our children will be the true winners. Update June 22: Laketown and Miami Florida have joined the book drive! Come back for further city additions. The book drive has officially spread from the West Coast to the East Coast.
Post here to let us know: who you are, what business, organization, religious institution, Frat or Sorority you are representing and how many books you are donating.
You can also call into the radio show, ‘Our Own Voices Live,’ each Saturday until the book drive is over to say who you are, what org or business you are representing and how many books you are donating.
Saturday 12:30-2:00 pm West Coast time at (347) 826-9600
To listen to a show where we discussed the book drive, visit the show event page by clicking here
Please Like the, ‘Our Own Voices,’ Facebook page and follow the action there by clicking here