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Read n' Give 2014: Simple but powerful

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Collect, share, read, donate, and pass on books in a continuous cycle of giving.
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Dr. Seuss once said, "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go".  Across the nation, the month of March is a month to celebrate reading and the need to improve literacy. The LEAGUE Michigan is currently coordinating a statewide initiative called Read n' Give that not only gives students throughout Michigan the access to more books, but gives students and communities the chance to advocate for the crucial need of literacy. 

Read n' Give's model is simple but powerful. Schools, non-profit organizations, and businesses throughout Michigan will be collecting K-5th grade level books to support programs throughout the state that  foster literacy focused initiatives. This drive doesn't stop there, but it also incorporates philanthropic education. Each book will have a sticker placed inside the book and the donor will write their name on this sticker. Once the student recieves the book, they will read the book and the next year the students will be encouraged to donate the book back to the drive and take another book. Therefore, creating a continuous cycle of reading and giving. 

We are asking you West Michigan to participate in Read n' Give 2014 by donating K-5th grade books that will be donated to the Schools of Hope, Salvation Army, and Camp Blodgett. 

Last year we were able to collect over 65,000 books statewide and hope to reach 70,000 books this year. 

If you or your organization or business are interested in participating in any way, please contact Bridget Knight ([email protected]) for more information.

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