Gift of Reading
The 25th annual Gift of Reading book drive is now closed. We thank the donors, volunteers, and collection sites who made it possible to connect local children with 40,000 engaging and inspiring books. These gifts will keep the magic of reading alive for years to come.
Just a few thank yous from recipients of the GOR program:
This program gives children the ability to have books in their home. I had one child tell her mom how excited she was to be getting a book. She was so happy she didn't have a time limit or have to return it at all. It is great to see the children's eyes light up with the excitement of these new books.
- Pamela Gutierrez, Eden Housing Resident Services
The parents were very appreciative of the books and told me that their children enjoyed looking at their books on a daily basis BECAUSE it was a gift from their teachers. Parents were also thankful because I gave their children all of the Spanish or Bilingual books, as well as an English book."
- Grace Porras, PAUSD
The teachers and the students at Vinci Park Elementary LOVED the books I got from Gift of Reading this year! The books are used to create classroom libraries which give the kids easy access to a variety of reading materials. It really does make a difference for the little ones, many of which don’t have many books at home.
- Georgina Patterson, Instructional Associate
Many thanks for your most generous gift of 100 chapter and picture books to Dove Hill School. As a result of RAFT’s gift, Dove Hill School will be able to continue to give books to promote literacy and our language arts programs at Dove Hill School to our most needy students.
- Michael Fong, Title I Project Specialist