The Gift of Reading

One of the best gifts we can give kids is a love for reading and then nurture that love. Book ownership increases literacy rates, which positively impact a child’s health, learning skills, life expectancy, and lifetime income. Needless to say, children’s books can change lives.

Our Early Head Start Literacy Program encourages enrolled parents to read at least 3 hours a month to their child. They record their hours and then we reward them with a book that has been donated. Last year the program piloted with 34 children and the average was 7.7 hours of reading per child. We give one book a month for each child enrolled and with 132 Early Head Start slots, our goal is to reward 132 books a month!

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March is National Reading Month, and Root for Kids is excited to announce a new partnership with Usborne Books & More. Here are a few ways you can help Root for Kids get books for the thousands of children we serve every year:

Purchase books for the kids in your life

When you purchase books for your kids, grandchildren, or any child in your life, Root for kids will receive 50% in FREE books! Example: When you purchase $50 in books for children in your life, Root for kids will receive $25 in books.

  1. Visit www.B5637.myubam.com to purchase.
  2. Click Shop and Select “Root for Kids” as your event. You MUST select the event name “Root for Kids” for them to receive their books.

Purchase books directly for Root for Kids

Root for kids will receive the books you purchase plus receive an additional 50% in FREE books.

  1. Visit www.B5637.myubam.com to purchase.
  2. Click Shop and Select “Root for Kids” as your event. You MUST select the event name “Root for Kids” for them to receive their books.
  3. Choose books you’d like to purchase for Root for Kids and under shipping select “Ship with Organization” and your books will be delivered to Root for Kids directly.
    • Book suggestions: select books from the category “Age Levels” – Babies & Toddlers or Preschool & Kindergarten.

Donate money to Root for Kids specifically to purchase books

There are so many options on the website that it can be hard to choose. You can always donate directly to Root for Kids and we will purchase the books we need. Books range between $1.99 to $79.99 (sets)

  1. Fill out the online donation form at rootforkids.org/donate/
  2. Add “Usborne Books” to the comment box


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