Bucks 4 Books! Help Us FIGHT For Early Literacy!

Help us FIGHT for literacy! Sydney's Book Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving early reading and literacy in young children. Please find it in your heart to make a donation to the growth of a generation! Pledge today ...

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Sydney's Book Club is asking for your help with Bucks 4 Books! Help Us FIGHT For Early Literacy!.

Extended time! Our deadline has passed but you can still help.

$195

39% raised of $500 goal

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Launched Mar 7, 2013
Help us FIGHT for literacy! Sydney's Book Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving early reading and literacy in young children. Please find it in your heart to make a donation to the growth of a generation! Pledge today to make a donation and ask a friend to match your pledge. Providing enough for just one book could potentially impact our entire nation!

See below why YOUR donation matters...

The statistics on illiteracy in America are alarming; 85% of juvenile offenders cannot read, 21 million Americans can't read at all, 45 million are functionally illiterate and cannot read well enough to read a children's book. One out of every 5 high school graduates cannot even read their own diploma.

Children who have not developed basic literacy skills BEFORE entering schools are 4 times more likely to drop out in later years. The statistics show us that in order to create a generation of readers’ books must be plentiful and accessible to EVERY child. Unfortunately for most children this is not the case. In 2012 80% of American households did not purchase a single book the entire year! In hard economic times buying books for our children can be an overlooked and unfeasible expense for even the working class parent.

The National Association of Early Prevention indicates that, “every school in this country has a number of children who are failing the task of learning to read. It is vitally important to engage your child in structured reading help as early as possible, and to get appropriate help if areas for improvement are identified. The longer early readers are allowed to fall behind, the greater the gap in their skills. Help in the early years is the key to getting a child off on the right path. Because reading is a learned skill; it is not part of a child’s hard-wiring. You can change the way your child reads.”

The facts are outrageous but the answer is clear; START EARLY. Pledge today to help us FIGHT for literacy! Your donation will not go unnoticed and will be greatly appreciated.
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