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Open a Child's Mind with a Book

Nearly two-thirds of low-income families don't own any books, according to Reading Is Fundamental Pittsburgh. That's why they made it their mission to provide children with access to books.


We're starting to wrap up our "25 Days of Volunteering." If you haven't yet taken advantage of a volunteer opportunity and won't have time between now and Christmas, keep in mind, the holiday season isn't the only time you can give back.

Nearly two-thirds of low-income families don't own any books, according to Reading Is Fundamental Pittsburgh . That's why they made it their mission to provide children with access to books. To do this, kindergarten, first, second and third grade students are paired with an adult to act as their mentor.

The adults read to their student from a list of pre-selected books while also sharing conversation and quality time. Volunteering adults are only required to commit one hour each week, but are welcome to give as much as they can. Visit their site to learn more about Reading Is Fundamental and sign up to volunteer.

(Credit images to the Reading Is Fundamental Facebook page)

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