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 1/2 years behind their peers in terms of reading ability.
Simplicity Organizers is hosting our annual book drive in the month of May. We are encouraging the Charlotte community to donate gently used children’s books (PreK-5th Gr.) to our READ A BOOK, GIVE A BOOK celebration.
This year we will be donating the books again to Windsor Park Elementary in hopes that every single student will be able to take home several books to read over the summer!
We would love for you to partner with us and help us reach our goal of collecting 4,000 books this May!
or email Simplicity to find a book drop off location near you:
Ballantyne, Barclay Downs, Cotswold, Dilworth, Matthews, Myers Park & Southpark
3910 Sudbury Road 28205