Happy National Literacy Month, everybody! If you’re a big reader like I am (and if you’ve stumbled across the Half Price Books blog, I bet you are), it’s hard to imagine not being able to read. However, there are millions of adults in the United States who cannot, and that puts their children at a greater risk of falling behind in school.
Not being able to read affects just about every aspect of your life – things you probably take for granted each day like helping your kids with their homework, or reading a pill bottle to make sure you’re taking the proper medication.
Luckily, there are countless wonderful organizations across the country doing wonderful work to teach both adults and children to read. We wanted to help those organizations out, so we are hosting our inaugural Literacy Benefit Day on Tuesday, Sept. 12!
On Literacy Benefit Day, we’ll donate 5% of our in-store sales to our partner literacy organizations across the country. We hope you’ll come visit your local Half Price Books that day to help out these wonderful organizations!
In the meantime, we encourage you to check out the organization in your community to learn more about their work and to see how to become involved.
Literacy Kansas City
Minnesota Literacy Council
Literacy Center for the Midlands
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Literacy Instruction for Texas – LIFT
Literacy Council of Tyler
Houston Center for Literacy
Corpus Christi Literacy Council
Friends of the Bryan & College Station Public Library System
San Antonio Youth Literacy
San Marcos Education Foundation
Tacoma Area Literacy Council
We’ll see you at Literacy Benefit Day on Tuesday, September 12!