Toots for Books
Toots for Books is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on civic engagement and community learning. It is geared towards eliminating childhood low literacy, crime and poverty by focusing on reading comprehension. College scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and books are donated to various daycare centers, after-school programs, summer camps and schools. Toots for Books fuels children to read and take control of their future through the utilization of their imagination which is expanded by continuous reading.
Low literacy is a global crisis that affects all of us. That's why it's so important to understand the issues and confront the facts head on. Only then can we can stand together to fight for change. Toots for Books mission is to help address our community’s socioeconomic problems by building a more literate population. When children learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers, they are more likely to obtain higher education, lift themselves out of poverty, contribute to improved health care costs, and find and keep sustainable employment.
Toots for Books is dedicated to researching and utilizing local and national statistics to understand the dire need of school aged children in our community and beyond. We are committed to providing literacy programs, books, housing and financial aid to students in need of assistance. Toots for Books gives students reading materials, and incentives for reading and writing essays, to encourage them to increase their literacy skills, which are the fundamentals of success and directly related to individuals who are more likely to become productive contributors of their community.
For more information visit www.tootsforbooks.org