Spread the Word Nevada | Zappos for Good
Spread the Word Nevada is dedicated to advancing childhood literacy one book at a time.
The nonprofit organization seeks to change the lives of children within low-income communities through books. While developing a love for reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success.
Kids to Kids is the flagship program of Spread the Word Nevada.
Through both monetary and book donations, Spread the Word Nevada puts books into the hands of at-risk children to build their own home libraries. They've partnered with schools who have an average of 97% participation rate in the free/reduced lunch program. During initial distribution, students receive a drawstring backpack filled with five new and gently used books. Once a month, an additional book is added to their personal libraries.
Breakfast with Books fosters the importance of reading as a family.
Breakfast with Books consists of a light snack, story time, a raffle, and offers children and parents the opportunity to each choose a new book. Families are given an activity to take home after the story to encourage further discussion and enables each family to continue and grow their love of reading at home.
Books & Buddies partners at-risk children with volunteer mentors.
These reading companions help to improve the children's literacy skills. The mentors work to provide individualized attention and focus on improving the child’s reading proficiency, comprehension, and oral reading skills.
Books on Break delivers story time, prizes, and more to children on summer break.
Spread the Word staff works with organizations, such as Boys and Girls Club to reach students. Children receive books and are encouraged to keep reading logs in exchange for prizes to inspire continued reading during the summer months away from school.
Donate New and Gently Used Books
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