Libraries often provide the ONLY access some kids have to books. By making a tax-deductible donation to K is for Kids, you will be helping us purchase new books for close to 8,000 Collier County children to read, from toddlers to teens.
Ninety-five percent of these children on average do not have the money to buy a school lunch. Sadly these children may never own a book or have one to read at home. But with your help, K is for Kids can help increase their access to books, both in and out of school.
Indeed, almost ALL libraries cannot keep up with the demand as they see their budgets shrinking. And this year, the number of organizations and schools needing more books from K is for Kids Foundation for their children and students to read has doubled: eighteen educational organizations have applied for grants and we hope to help them all, either through grants or through promoting their need to the public.
Together, we can enrich children’s lives one book at a time!
Books travel into homes and bring families together by telling their stories and dreams unlike any other social medium. Our children need these books to see the world through the “eyes,” “voices” and ideas brought by a good book.
Won’t you contribute with your favorite book or a donation to K is for Kids?
By donating just $20 today, you help us place more books as possible into the hands of children who need them. The is a vast knowledge gap dividing the different socioeconomic groups in our communities of Collier County. Thousands of children do not have reading materials at home. K is for Kids is working to help close that gap.
Kids in need, need books to read! We believe readers are leaders and want all children to have that chance for success.
Here is the list of our organizations who need YOUR help:
List provides percentage of “economically needy” children (following Collier County School District free or reduced lunch program guidelines) and total number of children. Note: Figures rounded to even numbers. Attendance figures may vary daily.
Building Book Nooks for Kids program for nonprofit organizations
AMI Kids, Big Cypress, “Swamp Boys,” 100% of 36
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, 90% of 1,000 (summer program)
Collier County Housing Authority Land, Farm Worker Village, Collier Village, 100% of 554
Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, 81% of 86
Immokalee Child Care Center, 100% of 100
Friends of the School Library program for schools
Golden Gate Elementary & Golden Gate Intermediate Schools, 94% of 838
Golden Terrace Elementary & Golden Terrace Intermediate Schools, 91% of 937
Immokalee High, 92% of 1339
Lake Trafford Elementary, 97% of 953
Manatee Elementary, 94% of 626
New Beginnings, (percentage unavailable) of 106
Pinecrest Elementary, 99% of 732
Village Oaks Elementary, 96% of 623
For more information, please call K is for Kids Founder and Executive Director, Karen Clawson at 239-595-0077.