SHARE LITERACY AGAIN PROVIDES BOOKS TO COLORADO ORG.
I Have A Dream of Boulder County (IHAD) is an international non-profit education organization that provides after school and summer programs to financially disadvantaged children. IHAD begins at the end of first grade and continues to support students daily until they graduate from high school. The program provides tutors, mentors, volunteers, homework help, academics, arts, cultural and sports programs for students. IHAD Boulder County, currently working with 532 Dreamers, prepares them to be the first generation in their families to graduate from college. A $10,000 scholarship is provided to each Dreamer when entering college.
The photos above show “Dreamers” reading Idries Shah'sThe Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water and The Farmer’s Wife in the lounge of the I Have A Dream site at the housing project where their IHAD program is situated. This is the newest class of Dreamers, and their class is called the Elk Class.
Share Literacy has provided hundreds of copies of Hoopoe Books to many different Dreamer classes over the years. Share Literacy recently donated copies of the All About Me series from Hoopoe Books.
In the picture above, a small group in the IHAD Aspen Class in Longmont, Colorado, works with the book Me and My Feelings donated in April by Share Literacy.
THANKS TO MANY VOLUNTEERS, OVER 10,800 STUDENTS TO RECEIVE BOOKS IN USA IN 2017
Thanks to our Supporters, this year well over 10,800 kids have or will receive their very own copy of a beautiful Hoopoe book to take home. In addition, ICE, our Canadian affiliate, will be giving out over 12,600 books.
Chapters in MA, DC and CA are distributing books to classrooms and children’s charities with some amazing feedback.
“The first graders in Mrs. Arisco's class would like to thank you for the wonderful books that you donated to them. I've attached an image of them right before we opened the books up to read them. They were extremely excited to have a new book that they could take home and enjoy with their families.” –Mrs. Arisco (Teacher), Union Hill School, MA
Enjoy this slide show of other photos from our Massachusetts Chapter:
A volunteer in New York sent us many photos of school children with their books. To view, click here.
THE SHARE LITERACY 2016 HOLIDAY GIVE-AWAY PROGRAM SLIGHTLY DELAYED
Due to new shipping and Customs regulations, our shipment of books for the Holiday Give-Away were received later in January. However, our schools were still very happy to get the books early in the new year so the kids had more time to work with them and take them home to read to their families.
ALUM ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SAN JOSE AGAIN RECIEVES OVER 4800 BOOKS
Since 2008, teachers and students in San Jose CA's Alum Rock School District have shown their overwhelming gratitude for the books donated each year.
THE CARDS & LETTERS KEEP COMING...
Below are some examples of letters and drawings from Thos. Ryan Elementary School, Alum Rock School District, San Jose, CA:
“I love the book The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water because the lion remindes me of my Dad when he wakes up when...his hair is puffy like a lions. I also like the book because when my pet iguana died i read the book and it cheared me up...” –3rd grade student at Ryan Elementary School, San Jose CA
See more letters from 2017.
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