Help Raising A Reader San Mateo County
Provide New Children’s Books to local preschools
Help us raise $50,000! Every dollar raised will purchase children’s books for classrooms.
Goal for 2017:
gives a low-income child access to 100 high quality books to read at home for a year
provides replacement books and bags to one classroom
provides a classroom with a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) book collection
provides three (3) special book collections (Braille, American Sign Language, Portuguese, Chinese, etc.)
Before Raising a Reader program, I would read to my oldest son every once in a while (not very often). I remember the first bag that we got. I sat on a sofa with my oldest son and we read a book called Baboon. He was around 3 years of age at the time and he was really interested in the story and wanted to me to read it over and over. That is when I truly realized that this was something we could both enjoy and we looked forward to getting new bags with new books.