Books for Kids

“More than 16 million children in the United States – 22% of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level – $23,550 a year for a family of four. Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses. Using this standard, 45% of children live in low-income families.” –National Center for Children in Poverty

    Why is Literacy So Important?

  • Literacy empowers
  • Literacy contributes to improving survival and parental health
  • Literacy helps fight poverty and spur economic growth
  • Literacy provides a foundation for success in school and in life

As a Phase II funding program, The Rita Langworthy Foundation aims to begin accepting applications from educators, libraries and schools, who serve low-income students for mini grants to fund the purchase of books at the start of 2018.

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