Hi! I’m Carolyn Terry. Your host for EFTW. This month I’m on a mission to help the Chicagoland Barnes & Noble books stores as they partner with Children’s Home + Aid to give the gift of books to pre-k kids and teens for the holidays.
I hope that you also appreciate the value of early education and will donate a book this holiday season to a child in need.
Make a difference in the life of a child by dropping by your local Barnes & Nobel Book store to purchase and donate a book... or, if you would like to help but can't make it to one of the stores, just take 30 seconds to go to the Children’s Home + Aid website to allocate funds towards the holiday book drive.
That’s why I decided to join BNBS as they partner with Children’s Home + Aid to give the gift of books to boys and girls to enjoy this year!!
All healthy children are born with the capacity to learn.
However, beginning at about three years of age, children from high-risk environments (defined by poverty, young parental age, single parents and low maternal education) begin to show significant deficits.
If these deficits are not addressed, the majority of these children will face a lifetime of obstacles.
At-risk children who have access to quality early childhood education are more likely to perform better in school, have higher IQ’s, graduate from high school, be employed, earn more and commit fewer crimes than those who did not.
For every $1 we invest in early childhood education, society saves $7 in future costs.
These strong statistics are what have motivated six of the Chicagoland stores to participate in this Sixth Annual Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive by inviting their customers to purchase books and donate them to the children and teens served by Children’s Home + Aid.
In 2012, thousands of books were collected and distributed to needy boys and girls in the Children’s Home + Aid Chicago metropolitan area programs, with a particular focus on foster children.
The holiday book drive runs from today through December 31, 2013 at the following locations. For your convenience, a list of suggested children's books is available for you to choose from.
Stop By Any Of These Participating Locations To Purchase And Donate A Book
- 297 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523 (Dec. 10-19)
- 1630 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60101
- 1130 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610
- 2621 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435
- 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie 60077
- Woodfield Plaza Shopping Center, 590 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL60173
BEFORE YOU GO…
Help Raise Awareness for the Importance of Adolescent Literacy.
Tell Us: What book turned you into a reader? And why?