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BOOKS ARE WINGS

BOOKS ARE WINGS
CROWDRISE : Dec 02, 2013
Tax ID: 27-0045877
BASED: Pawtucket, RI, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.booksarewings.org

BOOKS ARE WINGS

Our Mission

Promoting childhood literacy and lifelong learning by putting books in the hands of the children who need them.

The mission of Books Are Wings is promoting childhood literacy and lifelong learning by putting books in the hands of the children who need them.  We envision every child in Rhode Island is excited about reading and books.  We envision a state where every child has access to books in their home. Books Are Wings was founded in 1998 by Elizabeth M Dennigan Esq., her family, and a group of dedicated volunteers committed to literacy, reading, libraries, and fun. The core of Books Are Wings are the Book Party Programs. These experiences expose children from low-income families to literacy-rich reading materials. Based on Rhode Island’s Common Core standards in which students are ready for the complex reading of college and career readiness, Book Party Programs introduce children to a variety of texts, and provide rich language experiences. In these programs every child participates in a story-time model read aloud, engages in a literacy craft activity and chooses two free books to keep and take home.  All participating children live in Title I communities in Rhode Island's core urban area (Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Woonsocket, RI).  In these communities more than one in four (25%) children live below the poverty threshold. The four core cities also have substantial numbers of children living in extreme poverty, defined as families with incomes below 50% of the federal poverty level, $9,385 for a family of three with two children and $11,812 for a family of four with two children in 2013.

Tax ID: 27-0045877 • www.booksarewings.org

Fundraisers

March 'Reading' Madness

March 'Reading' Ma…

Amount Raised:

$475

 

24% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Give the #GiftofLiteracy

Give the #GiftofLiteracy

Amount Raised:

$7,670

 

77% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Books Are Wings

Books Are Wings

Amount Raised:

$0

 

0% Raised of $5,000 Goal