In this day in age, it’s hard to believe that in some communities children still do not receive the quality education as others. In my opinion, books and educational resources should be available to all no matter where they reside in this country and no matter what their family income is.
It’s true and very sad that children who come from low-income families do not the same opportunities until now.
Have you heard of First Book?
First Book is an nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other educational essentials for children in need.
With their support and partnership, First Book has teamed up with educators and other great organizations to supply children in need with over 135 million books and resources to schools and programs. How amazing is that? Overcoming literacy is an important part of learning. It’s also crucial to a child’s learning at home and at school.
Did you know that in low-income neighborhoods, that there is only one book available for every 300 children? That is not acceptable. It’s not right. Children that grow up in poverty should be given the chance to be successful readers in life and with the help from Fruit Shoot®, Pizza Hut® and First Book now they can. -And do you know what? You can help too!
With the season of gift-given approaching, it’s the perfect time to give back.
Here are a few easy ways to do just that.
First, you can donate on the First Book website. On their website, you can select a gift amount or you can also donate in a memory of a loved one or as a celebration gift. A minimum of $5.00 is all that is required.
You can also visit your local Pizza Hut like my family and I did and purchase a Fruit Shoot drink there.
Have you ever tried a Fruit Shoot drink before? Fruit Shoot drinks are made with real fruit juice and water. You will not find sugar or artificial flavors in their kid-friendly bottles. My children absolutely love Strawberry and Rasberry Fruit Shoot drinks.Each time that my family is up for an adventure, these drinks are packed and ready! So when I told them how Fruit Shoot has teamed up with Pizza Hut for The Literacy Project they knew where I was heading next. That’s right parents, it was pizza night for a great cause!
From now until April, 30th 2017, visit your local Pizza Hut and purchase your favorite flavor of Fruit Shoot. With each Fruit Shoot purchase, 5 cents will be donated to the First Book –The Literacy Project.
I will admit, with pizza on the menu and my children’s favorite drinks now available at Pizza Hut, it makes me feel great knowing that my donations that I’ve made will help children in need with reaching their literacy goals.
So this Fall and Holiday season, visit your local Pizza Hut to help support First Book through Pizza Hut’s: The Literacy Project. Every time that you purchase a Fruit Shoot® product 5 cents will be donated per bottle to the First Book cause.
Not only will it help literacy with children in need but allows you to pay it forward with this great cause during the holiday season.