MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We are looking for volunteers across the country who want to help make Love Letters for Literacy packets for donation.
WHY IS THIS PROJECT UNIQUE
We provide packets to children of lower income families to take home as a way of engaging and inspiring families to have fun teaching their children to read!
Love Letters for Literacy provides handmade packets of 26 alphabet letters to pre-readers to promote early childhood literacy in at-risk neighborhoods.
Each child who receives a Love Letters Packet also takes home a bag full of books to keep!
We want EVERY CHILD to have an equal opportunity to learn to READ!
WHY THIS IS NECESSARY
A world-famous study by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley (1995) found that children who heard more words were better prepared when they entered school. Kids who started out ahead, stayed ahead; the kids who started out behind, stayed behind. This disparity in learning is referred to as the achievement gap. We believe that Love Letters packets help to close this achievement gap and give children the best start in life. Children who love letters at an early age are more likely to love to read as they get older!