Why We Care
If our caring effort enriches the lives of young minds than we all succeed.
Almost two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. do not own books.
Access to printed materials has an important impact on a child’s literary development.
Children in lower income areas have substantially lower access to written material for many reasons including smaller book collections in libraries, limited material in day cares, and limited appropriate materials in stores and their environment.
In Houston, 31% of the population is not literate. In terms of the literacy rate, a national study has placed Houston 53rd out of a total of 69 cities in a ranking of “America’s Most Literate Cities.” We need to change these statistics.