Literacy for all!
Mission: RoAR is committed to promoting literacy confidence for children in underserved communities by providing free access to: quality books, authors and illustrators, and opportunities to share their own writing and ideas.
Vision: We believe that equity in education can be achieved by supporting the core skills of literacy (reading, listening, and writing) at an early age. By providing free, inclusive and diverse books to empower them, Meet-the-Author/Illustrator events to inspire them, and writing contests to ignite their imaginations and validate their experiences, children will form a strong foundation for becoming confident and contributing citizens in their communities.
~We believe that literacy is a right for all.
~We believe that literacy is an important tool in helping children communicate and feel valued.
~We believe that self-esteem and emotional intelligence develop when children are able to express themselves and feel seen and heard.
~We believe in the creative potential of all children.
Request an author visit
Do a majority of the students at your local school qualify for free lunches? If so, we can set up a RoAR event with free books, an author visit, and a writing program. Just reach out and we can implement an event in your area.
Sponsor a book donation
Do you or your employer want to support an author visit in your area? With your support, we can provide books (and even include a visit from the sponsor) to a classroom, grade level, or entire school in your area.
Fund a full program
You can make a full program in your area possible by sponsoring an author visit, books for every child, and a writing program to really get literacy soaring!
We are collaborating with several other non-profits to facilitate the distribution of books to kids around the country. We recently provided almost $30,000 in books to Kids in Need Foundation, which are going out to students in the mid-west to help them celebrate Earth Day!
New Century School in St. Paul MN
The first stacks of book are being handed out in Minnesota! We need to raise $9,000 to fully fund this book drive
For many kids, the book they are given by Random Acts of Reading may be the only book they have at home. This is a really exciting day for kids!
We’ve Raised over $20,000
But there is still so much work to be done! Since we can purchase books from publishers at wholesale cost or cheaper, we get a lot of bang for your buck!
Helping Children All Over the United States
Nearly 30 million children in the United States qualify for free-and-reduced lunch through the NSLP program.
• More than half of all families living in poverty in the United States do not have a single children’s book in their homes.
• Research shows that having quality books in the home can have as much impact on a child’s educational success as having an educated parent.
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