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‘If You Give a Child A Book’ campaign helps lift children out of poverty

Mom and daughter read the book
Posted at 5:05 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 19:18:01-04

The ability to read can help lift children out of poverty and create a better-informed world. That’s why Denver7 and the Scripps Howard Foundation are committed to increasing literacy among children in need.

The “If you give a child a book …” literacy campaign has distributed more than 100,000 books to children living in poverty since 2017. But there is still more work to be done.

We are asking for your support. Every dollar raised during the “If you give a child a book … ” campaign is used to purchase books for children who need them most. Books are purchased at cost through a partnership with Scholastic Book Fairs, further maximizing the purchasing power of every donated dollar.

Books will be distributed through the Denver7 Read to Lead program.

You can help put books in the hands of children living in Colorado. Click here to learn more and donate today.

“If you give a child a book …” is sponsored by Ramos Law.

Literacy: A powerful antidote to poverty

Children in families living in poverty often have very little to call their own. Food and shelter take priority over toys and books. As a result, these children often start school already behind their peers.

A child unable to read at grade level by third grade is four times less likely to graduate from high school and 13 times less likely if the child is in poverty, according to a study commissioned by the Annie. E. Casey Foundation.

‘If You Give a Child A Book’ campaign helps lift children out of poverty