Books for Collier Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving children’s literacy, is partnering with the Collier County Sherriff’s Office to provide free books to children at an event hosted by CCSO. The event, called “Hot Summer Nights 2023”, will take place on July 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. … Continue reading →
Books for Collier Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a steady stream of new books to children in low-income families throughout Collier County, is partnering with Collier County Sheriff’s Office to distribute books to children during Hot Summer Nights 2023 events this June and July. “We’re so thankful for … Continue reading →
Books for Collier Kids gives a steady supply of new books to disadvantaged young children in Collier County so that they can learn to read–and then read to learn. Reading ability correlates strongly with the number of books in the home. Three out of five children in the Collier County Public Schools come from households designated as economically needy, where few if any books are to be found.
We now provide more than 100,000 books each year to over 8,000 children in over 375 classrooms along with working collaboratively with 20+ local agencies to get even more books into the hands of children in need.
Books for Collier Kids is an all-volunteer organization (no staff, payroll, office expense or rent–more than 90% of donations buys books for kids!), and we have tremendous buying power! Through First Book Marketplace, we buy high quality, new books that retail for $10, $15 and $20 for about $2.00 per book!
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