Read a Book, Give a Book Celebration

Read a Book, Give a Book


2016 READ a Book, GIVE a Book Celebration!

Reading is a life skill and it is unfortunate that during the summer months, many students lose valuable literacy skills when they stop reading during their break from school. Summer reading loss negatively impacts our struggling readers, and ultimately our entire community. Children who do not have access to books or adults who can read to them are especially susceptible to falling behind over the summer.
As a result, by the end of fifth grade, these students are approximately 2.5 years behind their peers in terms of reading ability.

This year Simplicity hosted their annual book drive with Augustine Literacy Project and Freedom School Partners in the month of May. A huge thank you to the Charlotte community for donating gently used children’s books to our Read a Book-Give a Book celebration. This year we donated 6,465 books to Montclaire and Rama Road elementary schools so every student will take home several books to read over the summer! A special thanks to Promising Pages for collecting 2,600 books!


The Luxury of Enough

Examples abound of the idea that not only is enough, enough, but just enough is an incredible luxury. Less is more! At Simplicity, this is our reason for being and sharing this concept with our clients is just as important as the hands-on organizing.

Contentment arises when we feel gratitude for what we have, not angst for what we don’t.  Happiness comes from the simple pleasures of home and hearth, not from acquiring ever more things and riches.

Simplifying your life requires a good deal of introspection and honesty. Living with less makes space for what matters most: Less is more.

Consider these possible paths from The Simple Home by Sarah Nettleton:

1. Simple is Enough. Needs and wants are not the same.

2. Simple is Flexible. There are many paths to achieving your goal.  Be creative.  Share ideas.  Ask for help.

3. Simple is Thrifty and Sustainable.

4. Simple is- well, Simple. Are you overwhelmed, overscheduled and over “stuffed”?  Streamlining your home and your life might be just the ticket to reducing hassle, stress and chaos.

We invite you to join Simplicity and Spunky Avocado on this journey toward less for a more fulfilling life. If you’d like to join our private Facebook Group, Less is More, which we hope will bring you inspiration, confidence and motivation to get out there and live more while consuming less, email us.

Spunky Simplicity Less is More