We thank you for your book program. We were able to collect 663 books to give to 44 students. They will read these books to their children. These gifts have encouraged and supported teen parents to become the best parents they can become.
Thank you again for the massive start to my first classroom library. This is the most amazing place I have ever seen. It is better than Disneyland! I would never be able to [offer] such an amazing collection of books for my new classroom [in a Title 1 school] without this program. My students and I will be forever grateful.
Thank you so very much for your charitable donation of books, and for caring so greatly for our impoverished students here at Florin Elementary. Our school is a Title One school, so we depend on the generosity of donors. Community outreach projects like yours are the backbone of our school, and I just wanted you to know how much Florin Elementary values the work that you and your volunteers do. The books that we were allowed to take will make it home with students to keep and use as an important resource. Many of our students don’t have a book at home just for them, and now they will. Thanks to you, each needy student will now have a book in their possession which will help cultivate their love of reading.
I would personally, and on behalf of our classrooms and students, like to thank you again for helping us to succeed in fostering a lifelong love of reading.
With great gratitude form the bottom of my heart,
Thank you for all the wonderful books and lovely advice. It’s a wonderful way to start the school year. Your organization is inspiring!
I’ve been giving out books [from CBP’s Read Aloud Coalition] for 11 years. These donated books make a HUGE impact on the families I serve. I work with Spanish-speaking families that most of the time do not have the resources to have many books at home, and many times they don’t have even one book. [During one] home assessment, I asked a 2 1/2 year old to point at the picture of a horse in a book…his mother said, “He has never seen a horse in real life or in books; he only has one book of cars we got from a clinic, but he doesn’t have a book of animals.” This example is to point out how some families do not have the resources to buy books for their children.
I feel so happy when I can leave 1, 2 or 3 books at a house; many times I leave books for each child in the family. I also keep books in my office when I have families come in to see me. The children are always really happy to get a book from me, and the parents also always express gratitude. Again, thank you for your great Read Aloud program.