Learning to read is critical to a child’s success in school and in life. Yet approximately 80 percent of pre-schools and afterschool programs serving kids in need do not have a single book for the children they serve.
Turn your dollars into books for kids in need! The dd’s DISCOUNTS store located at 24055 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545 is collecting donations between now and 8/28 so kids at Hayward Literacy Plus Program can get new books from First Book for back-to-school. Stop by, help out, inspire readers!
DD’s works to improve communities where their customers and Associates live and work through the annual Youth Literacy Fundraiser, a back-to-school donation drive that collects in-store donations to support local schools and programs. Their impact is astounding — in 7 years of partnership with First Book, dd’s stores have raised upwards of $1.5 million and provided 625,000 brand new books to kids in local communities. Thanks to the dedication of dd’s customers and store Associates, children have increased access to the high-quality books they need to become strong readers, learners, and leaders.