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 workshops and 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.
The Golden Ticket to Literacy!
Would you like your local school to be able to reward kids for good behavior and hard work with golden tokens, which can be redeemed for a free book from a book vending machine? And then watch one lucky kid find the Golden Ticket hidden in one of the books that wins great perks for the whole school? Meet-the-author events, free books, and an oral reading program? Find out more!
Author visits, free books, and oral reading program
The vending machines are packed with fabulous books from diverse publishers appropriate for each grade. The picture books include a number that can be called to have the book read to the child at home, and a second number rings up Max and Daisy, shelter dogs who feel so good when kids read to them…and kids love reading to dogs!
Sponsor a filled book vending machine for a school!
Your support can provide a book vending machine filled with great books and a golden ticket to literacy with author visits, books for every child, and a writing program to really get literacy soaring!
NEW! Book Vending Machines! In addition to providing free author events and books, we are now developing the Golden Ticket to Literacy project to really get kids excited about reading and writing!
We are also continuing to collaborate 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 went out to students in the mid-west and beyond 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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