Local Mom Donates Nearly 100 Books to Kids in Need
28th of November 2017
Monique Cane wanted to find a way to give back to her local community. As a consultant for children’s book company Usborne and mother-of-three, two issues remain close to her heart: helping kids in need and providing engaging books to children.
“I wanted to touch the lives of kids who don’t have control of their lives and give them books they’ll cherish,” Monique explained. With the cooperation of family, friends and Usborne Books, Monique raised funds to purchase approximately 100 books for children in need. Her three boys, Hayden (11), Austin (8) and Rylan (5) joined her at the Children’s Foundation of America’s donation center to drop off the books, playing and laughing the entire time.
Monique discovered the Children’s Foundation of America after searching for a local organization that delivers resources directly into the hands of children. She chose books ranging from infant touch-and-feel books and phonics readers to books for teens. Monique plans to make her book donation a yearly tradition, enlisting the help of friends, family and Usborne Books to grow the effort. “I couldn’t have done it without the support of my friends and family. Next year’s goal is to double our contribution.”
The Impact Books Have on a Child’s Life
Children need constant engagement in age-appropriate literature to develop the reading skills required to succeed in school and beyond. Vital resources such as books and learning materials are often scarce for displaced children. Because there is a small window of time for developing a love of reading, these children can quickly fall behind their classmates. Thanks to Monique’s donation, local foster children will have the books they need to sustain a lifelong love of reading.
The Children’s Foundation of America relies on donations like Monique’s to help children in need. Click here to find how you can help Be the Difference in a child’s life.
Kelly Baumann, AmeriCorps VIP Fellow
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