Books change children's
Food pantries can feed children's bodies & minds!
“Illiteracy is a disease of poverty.
The way out of poverty is literacy.
The currency of literacy is children’s books.”
☆ One child in four in the U.S. does not learn to read.
☆ The number one indicator that children will be ready to learn to read when they arrive at school
is age appropriate children's books in their home and being read to daily from birth on.
☆ ⅔ of the 15.5 million children living in poverty in the U.S. do not have even one book to call their own.
☆ There is no shortage of gently used, quality books in this country, only a shortage of redistribution of these books.
The Book Fairy Pantry Project is a grassroots family literacy movement. This project will be implemented by the people, for the people. Volunteer book fairy helpers will collect new and gently used, quality children’s books from donation boxes and book drives and deliver them to participating food pantries and WIC offices to be given out to parents.
To put children’s books in the hands of all parents so there will be...No Child With No Books.
"If we are to care for our children, we must address
the needs of their mothers and fathers."
—Paul Hawken, Blessed Unrest
The book fairy and this project need your help if ALL parents are to have books to read to their children, so ALL children can learn to read.
"Only the children with books can read, and only the children
who can read can thrive."
All food pantries that want to become BFPPs are asked to fill out our online form and pay a $5 registration fee in order to be listed in our future directory. 100% of the $5 registration fee will be donated to Feed the Children.® Together we can feed children's bodies and minds.
"It is with great gratitude and love that I dedicate the Book Fairy Pantry Project to honor the work of my most esteemed mentor, Joseph Chilton Pearce. This project is my effort to continue his pioneering work of championing human potential that he has passed to us to carry on, that every child may be a "Magical Child." —Pam Leo
"Virtually none of the major issues we face as a nation today can be successfully overcome until we eradicate illiteracy."
—Michelle and David Baldacci, Wish You Well Foundation
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