Race to 500,000 Books

Please find below a list of "Race to 500,000 Books" events/drop-off locations. We hope you find a way to join us in this race!

 

BOOK CELEBRATION  EVENTS/DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

May 1st through August 31st

READING PARTNERS-BOOK CELEBRATION EVENT

Saturday, June 26th

Reading Partners Office
2910 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
9 a.m.-2 pm.

DONATION CRITERIA:

• New or gently used

• Ages 5-10

• Non-religious

• Variety of fiction and non-fiction

• Please no activity books or baby board books

TYPES OF BOOKS WE ENCOURAGE:

• Award-winning picture books

• Multicultural books with diverse characters

• Informational books with K-2nd grade friendly language, high quality pictures, and short, descriptive text

LITERACY ACHIEVES-BOOK CELEBRATION DROP-OFF EVENT

Saturday, July 10th

Literacy Achives-Vickery Meadows
6329 Ridgecrest Drive
Dallas, TX 75231
10 am-1pm

DONATION CRITERIA

• New or gently used

• Ages 0-5 Years Old

• Variety of fiction and non-fiction

We will have a bookmark station and other activities for the kids 

WE WILL BE PASSING OUT BOOKS DIRECTLY TO FAMILIES DURING THIS EVENT

FWISD BOOK CELEBRATION EVENT
Saturday, July 17th

Shops of Clearfork (Greenspace next to B& B Butchers; across from Stabucks) 
5188 Monahans Ave,
Fort Worth, TX 76109
11 am-2 pm

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RACE TO KINDNESS-1 MILE FUN RUN with RunUnited
Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Race Starts at 7:15 a.m.

FREE-Kids 12 and Under

*Please bring a new or gently used book to the race

650 Highway 287 S

Suite 110

Mansfield, TX US 76063

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TULSA, OK

Drop-Off Locations Until 8/25

You can drop off new or gently used children or adult books at the following locations:

Tulsa Dream Center

Fulton Bookstore

36 Degrees North

Black Wallstreet Liquid Lounge

Humane Society of Tulsa

 

RACE TO KINDNESS FREE BOOK FAIRS

Our next event is coming up and after months of planning, we’re eager to see everything come to fruition. To learn about fundraisers we’ve held in the past and get an idea of what’s in store, take a look at the gallery below. If you’d like to learn more about our past or upcoming events, simply reach out.

Literacy Achieves

June 26th, 2021

FREE CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR

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United Community Center

July 31st, 2021

FREE CHILDREN'S AND ADULT BOOK FAIR

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TULSA DREAM CENTER

AUGUST 28th, 2021

FREE CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR

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The "Why" Behind a "Race to 500,000 Books"

90%

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.

94%

According to a recent Reading is Fundamental survey, 94% of teachers report their biggest concern is that their students do not have access to print books at home.

67%

Two out of every three children living in poverty have no books to call their own.

*Source-Reading Is Fundamental, 2021

 

Our National Partners

 
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Our Regional Partners