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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!

Learn More
 
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 Race to Kindness Book Drive

Mansfield ISD
05/10/2021-5/21/2021

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. 

YES:

BABY BOOKS

BOARD BOOKS

SPANISH BOOKS

RHYMING BOOKS

STORY BOOKS

ALPHABET BOOKS

NUMBERS BOOKS

SHAPES BOOKS

ANIMAL BOOKS

PICTURE BOOKS

CHAPTER BOOKS

NO:

COLORING BOOKS

TEXT BOOKS

ACTIVITY BOOKS

SCRIBBLED IN BOOKS

MUSTY/DAMAGED BOOKS

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

 

Literacy Facts & Figures

In Numbers*

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.

91%

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.

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

 
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