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Help Book Trust serve needy children

By Staff | Mar 9, 2012

Book Trust is an important nonprofit that offers limitless choice and ownership of books to needy children, increasing their literacy skills and fostering lifelong learning.

This school year, Book Trust Maui County will enable nearly 4,000 keiki in 20 schools throughout Maui County, including King Kamehameha III and Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary School, to choose and own more than 95,000 books.

Launched in Maui County in 2005, Book Trust raises the funds to pay for students in the program to order $7 worth of books from Scholastic Book Clubs each month of the school year. Children build a personal library of 18-20 books per year.

For the first time ever, until the end of this month, parents and students that place Scholastic Book Club orders (both online and in the print catalogs) can donate $1 to enable needy Maui County children to choose and own books through Book Trust.

Literacy is vital to a child’s future. Poverty can prevent children from accessing books, which reinforce literacy skills at home and help young readers develop academic skills.

Book Trust enriches the literacy culture of needy families by providing children the opportunity to pick, own and delight in books – an average of 2-3 books each month during the school year.

These selections build a home library, bring a lifetime of benefits and can change a child’s life.

According to Book Trust, “Every dollar makes a difference – every book opens a door.

“When you order books for your child this month, please support other children in your community by checking the box to donate to Book Trust on your child’s order form.”

For more information, visit www.booktrust.org.