How to Join the "Race to 500,000 Books"
May 1st through July 31st
MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION
To purchase NEW books for children
Through our partnership with Reading Is Fundamental (national children's literacy non-profit,) every $4 donation will purchase a NEW book for a child. These books will then be shared with our literacy partners across the country to help get them into the hands of our children.
PARTICIPATE IN/START A BOOK DRIVE
To pass on your favorite books to a new owner
Our first book drive will be held May 10th-May 21st in partnership with Mansfield ISD. To learn more details, please click the link below.
If you are interested in starting a 'Race to Kindness" Book Drive in your community, we would love to hear about it!
VISIT A DROP-OFF LOCATION AND/OR DROP-OFF EVENT
To share the power of reading with others
We will have specific drop-off locations and "book celebration" drop-off events available throughout DFW where you can leave NEW and gently used condition books. More details coming soon!
Race to Kindness Book Drive
Please join us as we collect new and gently used books for our fellow students and families in Mansfield ISD. I encourage you to write a kind note in the inside cover to the book's new owner!
Please see the list below of the types of books we prefer for this drive.
SCRIBBLED IN BOOKS
Literacy Facts & Figures
If a child grows up in a home with 100+ books at home, they have a 90% probability of graduating the ninth grade, compared to 30% in bookless homes.
According to a recent Reading is Fundamental survey, 91% of teachers report their biggest concern is that their students do not have access to print books at home.
Two out of every three children living in poverty have no books to call their own.
*Source-Reading Is Fundamental, 2021