The beloved children’s show “Reading Rainbow” encouraged viewers to go out and read stories as much as they could, not necessarily taking host Levar Burton’s word for it that a particular tale was entertaining. Now, a Washington D.C. non-profit is looking to encourage children to do the same thing, and supply them with over 20,000 books.
Domtar Corporation, a paper company, is partnering with the non-profit First Book to give children in need countrywide access to books and other resources, according to a Domtar press release.
The company will donate $25,000 in grants to ten schools and community programs located near Domtar facilities across the nation, including Arkansas, Illinois and Kentucky.
“We invest in projects like First Book that promote education and emphasize literacy as part of our company commitment to supporting the sustainable development of our communities,” Domtar president and CEO John Williams said in the Domtar press release. “The fact that we are partnering with an organization like First Book means that the right books go to the right children in the right place.”
Education is a crucial aspect to maintaining a flourishing economy. Children will want to properly remember their times within school walls, as they absorbed all types of knowledge and memories. Along with proper reading materials, ensuring that the right equipment is purchased to provide quality yearbook binding is important.
In addition to grants, Domtar will also sponsor 5,000 copies of the book “Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green” to be put on First Book’s website and distributed to schools. The book gives children ideas about how they can help change the world, according to the release.
If children wanted to create their own initiatives to “go green,” such as creating posters or handing out fliers, a school laminator would give them access to finalize a professional-looking product.