Peabody Elementary is joining one of the fastest growing grassroots organizations to promote early literacy among children. It’s called Books Make it Better.
Here’s how it works. You bring in your child’s gently used books to our dropbox at Peabody Elementary. Our PTA collects those books and they are distributed to children who do not have access to children’s books.
Why Books Make it Better was started:
- 2/3 of children living in poverty don’t have a single book at home
- The ratio of children to books in low income neighborhoods is 300 to 1
- Children read to during the first years of life are more likely to read on schedule
Drop-off gently used children’s books in the box labeled Books Make it Better.
Boxes located under PTA bulletin boards near the front office and in the cafeteria!
Deadline to participate: December 16th
Books Make it Better is a program started by Mom Congress, a yearly gathering of engaged mothers chosen to represent each state in the U.S. If you want to learn more about Mom Congress click here or ask our own Peabody PTA co-president Mandy Grisham, Tennessee’s 2011 Mom Congress delegate.