THANKS TO MANY VOLUNTEERS, OVER 1200 STUDENTS
RECEIVE BOOKS IN EAST PALO ALTO
Ravenswood School District received over 1200 books in the Spring of 2016 for their K-2 classes. The East Palo Alto Kids Foundation volunteers along with teachers assured that all the students received their books before the school year ended. Lara Burenin, the administrator of student affairs, wrote that the teachers were very excited to provide such beautiful and worthwhile books for their students, and many of the teachers provided some photos of the students enjoying their books.
THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS,
15,294 UNDERSERVED CHILDREN RECEIVED
A HOOPOE BOOK AS A HOLIDAY PRESENT IN 2015!
THE CARDS & LETTERS
Since 2008, teachers and students in San Jose CA's Alum Rock School District have shown their overwhelming gratitude for the books donated each holiday season during the Hoopoe Books Share Literacy Holiday give-away. Teacher Mindy Hoskins of McCollam Elem. for instance, writes this year: “Thank you and your organization Hoopoe Books Share Literacy for your kind and generous gift of books to the children in my 1st grade class. They were stunned when they learned you had given them their very own book!”
Hundreds of Thank-You cards and letters like this one pour in each year from the students. Students like 2nd Grader Esperanza who writes “Thank you for the nice books that [you] generously donated to us, it made me feel really happy to get a book. I really enjoy reading The Old Woman and the Eagle.” Many make comments on their favorite parts and some even tell about sharing the stories with their family, such as what Christopher H. says: “I am grateful and I will take care of this book. Because it's also in Spanish, my Dad and Mom can read it too.”See some more of the 2016 student thank-you letters and notes here.
8,869 Books Went to Children in California for
this Holiday Season’s Give-away
The above thank you letter and video are from Mrs. Wang's 2nd Grade Class in the San Antonio School of Alum Rock Union School District. Alum Rock schools received 4,881 Hoopoe books this year for grades TK-3 – and almost 1,200 Neem the Half-Boy books (half English and half English-Spanish bilingual) were given out to 2nd graders.
Share Literacy’s Holiday Program Donations
in Worcester, Massachusetts
Share Literacy’s Holiday Program recently donated 1,608 Hoopoe paperbacks to “Worcester: The City That Reads,” a private book donation program directed by John Monfredo that focuses on students in Worcester, Massachusetts public schools. John identified several schools and two school libraries serving the most at risk kids in the city of Worcester for these donations. Teachers use the books in their classes, and then give the books to each student to take home at the end of the class.
Share Literacy promotes the development of reading and thinking skills by partnering with established early childhood education agencies serving poverty level and low-income families. Thanks to all our donors without whom we'd not have been able to continue this program over the holidays.