The single most important factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books, yet research has shown as many of 61% of low-income families have none in their household. To us, that’s unacceptable.
We’re kicking off another company-wide children’s book drive. Donations of new books for preschool to middle school-aged readers will be accepted through Wednesday, November 28th at Houlihan Lawrence offices.
The primary recipient this year will be Family Centers, a locally-rooted organization on a mission to empower communities by helping neighbors in need “obtain the tools needed to establish a strong educational foundation, overcome complex and critical problems, carry on healthy productive lives and achieve personal improvement.” Some offices will be contributing to the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie and HELP USA. While some organizations resell or redistribute books, all three will share collections with those in need right here in our region.
Help us ensure every child can bring home a book this holiday season.