September is National Literacy Month! Half Price Books has been thrilled to partner with literacy nonprofits throughout the United States for years, and we particularly wanted to highlight these great partners throughout this special month. Be sure to check our social each week this month for a new post about literacy partners from our different regions. We’ll describe their missions and what you can do to help support them. As always, most of our stores will have coin boxes available at the registers for donations, which go directly to our local partners. If you’d prefer to donate straight to the agencies listed below, please just click on the DONATE NOW buttons below and you’ll be directed to their donation pages!
This week, we’re focusing on literacy partners from HPB’s Northeast Region.
Getting books into the hands of kids for their use and ownership. We strive to help every child served build a personal library and develop a lifelong love of reading.
We do this in a very low-profile fashion, as we have the needed books and transportation provided by our sponsors. Our goal is to have the maximum impact possible while keeping costs low.
Seeds of Literacy
To provide personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities
- Individual, one-to-one tutoring for high school equivalency preparation
- Flexible hours, no set time to graduate, ongoing open enrollment
- Assisting ~ 1,000 adult learners annually
- Tutoring in person and online
The mission of Literacy Pittsburgh is to create better lives through learning by ensuring that adults and families are able to acquire reading, writing, math, English language, workforce and technology skills so they may reach their fullest potential both personally and professionally.
Queen City Book Bank
The mission of the Queen City Book Bank is to champion the development of literacy in the community through tutoring, little free libraries, literacy outreach and guaranteeing book access for all of our neighbors.
Project READ builds literacy through collaboration by creating skilled workers, strong families and healthy communities through lifelong literacy.
Literacy Network of Dane County
Literacy Network helps adults in Dane County build skills, reach goals, and connect communities.
Literacy Services Wisconsin
Our mission is to partner with motivated adults to provide access to quality basic education and skills training so they can improve their lives, enrich their families and strengthen our community.
Fox Valley Literacy Council
Fox Valley Literacy shares the power of learning to transform lives and enrich the community. We train volunteers to tutor one-on-one or in small group settings with adult students to achieve their learning goals..
YWCA Northwestern Illinois
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
We hope you learned more about the local literacy efforts of the HPB partners in your region and, in doing so, are moved to help in any way you can. As always, our coinbox donations for the month of September will go directly to these organizations so be on the lookout for them at the registers of your local Half Price Books store. Click here for a complete list of HPB literacy partners across all regions.