Building on the momentum of its one-millionth book giveaway last year, the Scripps Howard Fund is again partnering with The E.W. Scripps Company and its employees to ensure children across the country have access to books through its eighth annual “If You Give a Child a Book …” campaign.
Building on the momentum of its one-millionth book giveaway last year, the Scripps Howard Fund is again partnering with The E.W. Scripps Company and its employees, the communities it serves and Scripps family members to ensure children across the country have access to books through its eighth annual “If You Give a Child a Book …” campaign.
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Scripps Howard Fund matched the first $150,000 donated in celebration of National Read a Book Day.
“We know the sky is the limit when it comes to the impact books can have in a child’s life,” says Liz Carter, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Fund. “We’re thankful for the generosity of people across the country who have given more than one million new books to children in need since 2017. I can’t wait to see the difference we will make together as we work toward the next million. We’re just getting started.”
For every $6 donation, the Scripps Howard Fund gives one book to a child in need.
Throughout the campaign, Scripps’ local television stations and national networks will team up with Title 1 schools to reach underserved and vulnerable children living in poverty, with special attention to the critical kindergarten through third-grade years when children are still learning to read.
The Fund’s goal is to give each 10 year-old student age-appropriate and culturally relevant books per year. Ten is the number of books experts say children need annually to improve their reading skills. Through the Fund’s partnership with Scholastic, Scripps’ local stations and national networks distribute the free books during book fairs held at the schools January-May.
To learn more and donate visit IfYouGiveABook.com.