This is the time of year when we start to reflect on what we have to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving, we’re remembering the Studio’s partnership with First Book for our Write for a Cause Program.
For those of you who don’t remember, this program partnered with First Book, an organization focused on fighting illiteracy in children by putting books in the hands of children in need. We made the pledge that for every 10 articles published in the program, we would donate one book to First Book.
Over the course of 5 months we managed to donate over 11,300 books which is roughly the size of your average public school library.
The reason this program is on our minds again is because we recently got some thank you messages from the recipients of those books. And of course, we wanted to share those messages with you:
Thank you Demand Media Studios for the books we recently received! Your generosity enables us to continue to our efforts to provide each of our Head Start families one book a month to establish their own home library. Putting books into the hands of pre-school children from low income families is so important to foster a love of reading and to enhance their continued success in school! Thanks again!
– Kathy from Clay Center, KS
Thank you Demand Studios for the books we recently received through First Book. Most of the children we work with (and distribute books to) live at or below the federal poverty line and often do not have access to books in their homes. We love seeing the smiles on their faces when they receive a new book! Thank You!
– Susan from Richmond, IN
In this time of thanksgiving, we’d like to wish our community nothing but health and happiness, from our families to yours. Happy holidays!
Find out more about First Book by visiting http://www.FirstBook.org.