Who are we? What's our story? How do we give? Take a look at our About page for details.
Read One. Give One. is a nonprofit organization (pending 510c3) that provides new books to children living at or below the poverty line in Georgia. We also provide literature to parents that stresses the importance of reading aloud to young children on a daily basis.
Two Out of Three Children Living in Poverty Have No Books to Call Their Own.
- 16 million children in the United States are living in poverty.
- 93 million adults in the U.S. read at or below the basic level needed to contribute successfully in society.
- 65% of 4th graders read below grade level, contributing to 8,000 students dropping out of high school every day.
- 43% percent of American adults are functionally illiterate.
We know firsthand how impactful reading can be on a young life, and we believe every parent – no matter their education or income level – wants the best for their children. We’re here to offer a helping and encouraging hand.