A book can be a child’s first window into the world beyond their neighborhood. It can be a prized possession, a source of comfort, knowledge and amusement – and it can be their first step toward lasting success!

Children from households rich in books are 36% more likely to graduate from high school than children with a home library. Low-income students lose an average of more than 2 months of learning over the summer. By collecting, sorting and distributing books, you are helping local children beat summer learning loss and succeed.

Why Page it Forward?

  • 1 in 5 children in South Hampton Roads live below the poverty level
  • By the end of 5th grade, low-income children are nearly 3 grade levels below their peers
  • Low-income children who aren’t reading proficiently by 3rd grade are 6 times more likely to not graduate from high school

We are only collecting new books. If you would like to purchase directly from our Amazon Wishlist, please click hereDon’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in our community. Page it Forward and donate a book today!

For more information, contact Alcee at aflores@unitedwayshr.org.

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