Be Part of the Solution! Give the Gift of Reading this Holiday Season
Your Christmas cards this year could include a certificate that you have donated a children’s book to a child in need on someone’s behalf. And we can do that for you, for just a few dollars a book you can help underprivileged children access to age appropriate reading.
Why does this matter?
Whether or not a child reads well by grade 4 can be used to predict the rest of his or her life. When the State of Arizona projects how many prison beds it will need in the future by factoring in kids’ reading ability in the fourth grade. This is because statistics prove over and over again that two-thirds of the children in the fourth grade who cannot read proficiently by the end of that school year will ultimately end up in jail or on welfare. Wow!
These horrible trends are not just in confined to Arizona. We are seeing similar situations across Canada and the US. It is also a common know fact that children with weak literacy and math skills end up dropping out of school at alarming rates.
Research has shown that this trend is costing our society hundreds of billions of dollars each year when you factor in lost revenue, lost earnings as well as the social service expenses due to these dropouts. What is amazing is that this doesn’t even factor in the opportunity cost if some of these students were actually contributing productive individuals when they graduate high school and are successful.
One of the easiest problems we can solve is get books into the hands of the underprivileged children. The fact that low-income children have on average about one age appropriate book per 300 children should be enough. However, when you compare it those statistics to that of middle-income children, you really see the gap. That is because these children have about 13 books per child.
Seriously, is this trend acceptable? The children’s authors of the EBC (Evolutionary Business Council) think not! They are taking a stance on this issue by offering you the opportunity to give books at production cost to appropriate children’s organizations to get books into these children’s hands.
Here’s how you can give the gift of reading to these children in need today:
Step 1: Scroll down below and select from the list of books that are available.
Step 2: Decide how many books you want to purchase. (Min. Qty is 5 books)
Step 3: Select the book or books by adding to the shopping cart.
Step 4: Pay for the books
Step 5: The children’s authors will donate the books to children’s organizations in your name or the list of names you provide. (Click here to see a list of the selected organizations)
Step 6: Receive several PDF cards that you can give out as Holiday gifts. You simply print them off and hand out as gifts.
“If not me, who? And if not now, when?” Hillel the Elder (110-10 BC)
Buy books at production costs for Christmas/Hanukah/Holiday & receive multiple cards with the theme of “A Book has been donated on your behalf to a needy children’s charity.”
STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS: A Kid’s Guide to the Lighter Side of Life (Softcover)
Bulk price to donate a book to charity: $3.17
The Presents’ Presents (Hardcover)
Bulk price to donate a book to charity: $2.74
The Presents’ Presents (Softcover)
Bulk price to donate a book to charity:$1.67
Fiona’s Fortitude (Hardcover)
Bulk price to donate a book to charity: $3.21
Jolo’s Two Bedrooms – A book for children in family separation (Softcover)
Bulk price to donate a book to charity: $2.43
Toby The Pet Therapy Dog Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully
Price to donate to charity $5.25
Toby The Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends
Price to donate to charity $5.25
What Love Is A-Z (Softcover) PLUS a Bear!
Price to donate to charity: Book (see left) & Bear Gift Package 8.00 ea unit (cost for minimum of 5 gift packages = $40.00).
Children’s Charities Receiving Books from this Program:
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Reading is Fundamental
Ronald MacDonald House
Room to Read