OUR 2015 HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM
WAS A RECORD SUCCESS!
Thanks to everyone's help, we were able to print 20,000 books for under-served children for this Holiday Season. Two titles were selected, Neem the Half-Boy and The Silly Chicken both by Idries Shah. Unfortunately, the shipping containers are currently held up at US Customs, but we hope they will arrive before the holidays - if not, our amazing volunteers will make sure they reach children early in the new year. These books are really valued as borne out by feedback even before they arrive. One example from a volunteer in pediatric wards at a couple of hospitals in Virginia Beach, VA:
"I have both of the books you have. This is absolutely an answer to prayers. My Big dream was to have 500 books to donate before Christmas and I've been working on donations for months. As a parent of a critically ill child who was in the hospital over the holidays, I can tell you what the power of a new book does for both the parents and the child."
JUNIOR GIANTS PROGRAM RECEIVE
HOOPOE BOOKS AGAIN
For the second summer in a row, Share Literacy has given books to children participating in the Junior Giants Program of the Sunnyvale CA's Police Athletics League (sunnyvalepal.org/jr-giants-baseball/). This program was created by the Giants Community Fund in 1994 and has over 90 leagues throughout California, Oregon and Nevada. The Jr. Giants Program is a unique program that teaches players the fundamentals of baseball and sportsmanship, as well as focusing on the importance of good Health, Education and Violence Prevention. The program also has a seasonal reading program where kids receive their own Hoopoe books to keep and share with their families. Here are some photos of happy children with their books.