I don’t remember a ton from my early childhood years but one vivid memory I have is the bookshelf in my room. It ran the entire length of the room and was absolutely packed to the brim with an assortment of children’s books. I spent hours there flipping through them, being read to, reading them by myself and later on reading them to my little sisters.
The Help Them Read! Simple Service Project is a movement to work together as a community and help provide books to children who would otherwise go without them and miss out on building a love of reading from an early age. I don’t need to connect the dots for you, I think we all know that if you can master reading with confidence when you are young, it makes academic life much easier later on.
I decided I would host a Nickelodeon Big Help Book Drive at Kayla’s preschool where most kids are lucky enough to have an experience with books similar to mine and Kayla’s and we would donate all of the books collected to the Bayview Children’s Center. I made a goal of donating at least one book for every child in the entire school so they could each choose one to take home with them.
To get things going I headed to Walmart to buy some books to start off my donation box and pick up some school favorites like Dora. I spent a lot of time going through the children’s section and taking a good look inside of all the books to make sure I was choosing ones that had an appropriate amount of words on a page and easy to follow plots like this Dora book.
Next week I’ll let you know how it went sorting through our books to donate and organizing our book drive. I’m hoping we can meet our goal of at least one book per child! Are you thinking about getting involved?
Kayla and I might be making some small steps in our community but we’re hoping you’ll be inspired to get involved and host your own #NickCFK Big Help Book Drive! All those small steps will add up and make a real difference for kids in need. If you want to learn more about Champions For Kids and find out how you can help make a difference in a child’s life through Simple Service Projects you can keep up with Champions For Kids on Facebook and Twitter.
Just so you know, I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Champions for Kids. #NickCFK #CBias as always, everything you see here is my personal (and very picky) opinion and I was honored to participate in this charitable event!