Many thanks to all who have contributed to our
Holiday Book Drive! We now have enough
donations for 16,766 books!
We are getting closer to our goal of giving away 20,000 books this year. Please help now so we can order books for the holidays. You can donate here, thank you.
JUNIOR GIANTS PROGRAM RECEIVE
HOOPOE BOOKS AGAIN
For the second summer in a row, Share Literacy has given books to children participating in the Junior Giants Program of the Sunnyvale CA's Police Athletics League (sunnyvalepal.org/jr-giants-baseball/). This program was created by the Giants Community Fund in 1994 and has over 90 leagues throughout California, Oregon and Nevada. The Jr. Giants Program is a unique program that teaches players the fundamentals of baseball and sportsmanship, as well as focusing on the importance of good Health, Education and Violence Prevention. The program also has a seasonal reading program where kids receive their own Hoopoe books to keep and share with their families. Here are some photos of happy children with their books.
OUR 2014 HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM
WAS A RECORD SUCCESS!
Thanks to your donations and to the hardworking volunteers in Massachusetts, Washington D.C., and California, our 13th Share Literacy Holiday Book Donation Program was a record success – we donated 17,754 Hoopoe books, 2662 of which were Home Literacy Kits. Each kit contained a Hoopoe story by Idries Shah, an audio version of the story, and a Read Together Newsletter giving tips and advice to parents on reading regularly with their children.
We hope to be able to run a similar holiday program at the end of this year as well. With your help we can, but we need to raise another $10,000 to reprint the two titles needed to keep this program going.
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2014 Holiday Gift Packing Events
Amazing what a group of neighborhood kids can do when they get together! Over two weekends in November, these kids assembled 2662 Home Literacy Kits – each kit containing a book, an audio CD and a 'Read Together' newsletter for parents and caregivers. These kits will be donated to economically disadvantaged kids as a holiday gift.
Hoopoe Books included in Camp Fire
For several years now, Camp Fire Greater Long Beach has used Hoopoe Books at their WRAP after-school programs. This summer young students had a fun learning experience with two Hoopoe titles by Idries Shah: The Man with Bad Manners and Neem the Half-Boy.
A placemat made by a 2nd grade student for a Man With Bad Manners Family Tea Party, part of the Cleveland School WRAP Hoopoe Family Event 2014
Children act out Neem the Half-Boy at a WRAP Hoopoe Family Event 2014 at Muir School
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