BENEFITING: Operation Outreach-USA Inc
Bring the Operation Outreach literacy and character education program to 400 children in grades K-3 at the Morningside and Silvio Conte elementary schools in Pittsfield, MA. The children will receive books about animals and the environment to use in the classroom and to keep and take home to build personal libraries. Instructional materials for teachers and parents will be included. These schools have a real need for additional resources to help their children improve their reading proficiency. Approximately 90% of the children at these schools are from low-income families and more than 50% of third graders are not reading proficiently. Help create a level playing field for these children by giving them the gift of literacy.