Literacy, Love and Connection One Book at a Time
L O Annie Press is celebrating something very special. First some background: our company was named for a sweet, loving little dog named “Little Orphan Annie.” Annie the dog has passed on but her legacy lives on in the company’s mission: to generate love and connection, one book at a time. We are proud to have recently advanced this mission by donating boxes of our award-winning children’s picture book, Monsieur Pierre¸ to non-profit agencies supporting literacy for children who have very limited access to books. Some of these organizations provide books directly to children. Others supply books to teachers and children’s service providers who would otherwise go without.
You can be part of this. To help promote children’s literacy in a meaningful way, consider putting free books in the hands of children, parents, teachers and children’s service providers in your area. The following organizations we donated to are a great place to start:
Book Harvest located in North Carolina promotes lifelong literacy by providing books to children in central North Carolina. Book Harvest founder Ginger Young wants children to have “book-rich” homes to promote school readiness, school success, and a lifelong love of reading and learning. To date, they have given away more than 495,000 books. More Information on Book Harvest may be found at bookharvestnc.org
Reader to Reader in Amherst, Massachusetts is dedicated to expanding literacy and learning for underserved and vulnerable communities, including inner-city schools, Native American reservations, and poor rural towns. Over 600 under-resourced school and libraries across the US have received books from their Reader to Reader Book Donation Program. More information on Reader to Reader may be found at readertoreader.org
Children’s Book Project in San Francisco has given away over 2.6 million books for children through teachers and children’s service providers in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1992. More information about Children’s Book Project may be found at childrensbookproject.org
Kids Need to Read in Mesa, Arizona works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries and literacy programs. They have provided over 163,000 books to 241 schools, libraries and literacy programs in 49 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. More information about Kids Need to Read may be found at kidsneedtoread.org