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 Wednesday 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 Western Region.
Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County
Empowering adults to achieve literacy and improve their quality of life. Services: LVMC provides free educational services to adults who desire to learn to read, obtain the High School Equivalency diploma by preparing them for the General Educational Development (GED©) exam, or communicate in English. LVMC strives to empower adults in our community to become better candidates for sustainable employment, participate in higher education or job training, and improve their quality of life.
East Bay Children’s Book Project
The East Bay Children’s Book Project helps build literacy by putting books into the hands of children who have little or no access to them. Working through individuals and organizations who help children in need, we have given out more than 2 million free books since opening our doors in May 2005.
Our mission is to improve readership in Kenya through donating books to schools, children’s homes and community jobs.
Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition
OKCMLC’s mission is to lead a collaboration of literacy providers and supporters to strengthen services and present a united voice for literacy in metropolitan Oklahoma City.
Guided by the fact that literacy is essential to lifelong success, Page Ahead provides new books and develops reading activities that empower at-risk children.
Tacoma Area Literacy Council
Our Mission: To empower lives through adult literacy.
Friends of the Boise Public Library
The mission of Friends of the Boise Public Library is to support and advocate for the Boise Public Library and to promote reading and literacy in the community.
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.