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Kids need early reading champions and books in their lives to be ready for school success. We can help on both counts. For the next few months, Gen2Gen Reads will encourage people to volunteer with literacy partners eager for 50+ help and raise the funds to donate 1,000 new books to Head Start centers.
Even if you just have a minute, you can help. Click an activity below to get started.
“Giving back is so much fun and older workers have so much to give.”
"It is my joy to see the light in a child's face when they understand."
Shaker Heights, OH
"Considering what's going on in many of our communities, what better contribution than to be personally available to a child."
St. Louis, MO
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