Words Alive celebrated World Book Day on April 23rd at the Amazon Books store at UTC. In addition to a generous customer book drive, Amazon Books donated 100 brand-new books to Words Alive directly off of the store shelves before opening on April 23rd. The book store staff helped select books that they thought our students would love as part of the Words Alive Read Aloud Program curriculum and customers donated an additional 193 books that will be used as part of our annual book giveaway to grow the home libraries in the communities we serve.
In addition to supporting the direct service work Words Alive does in the classrooms, these books are used in a variety of ways to support literacy development in San Diego. After picking up books from Words Alive, Amanda a THP+ Case Manager from New Alternatives, Inc. shared, "I wanted to say thank you again for your generous book donation. Our participants are former foster youth, many of whom never owned a book. This will be a great community library for them to take a book, share a book, enjoy the stories, and pen pal with other youth. Many of our youth use public transportation so they will definitely be getting lost in a novel soon. Thanks for so many classic novels like To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, and many more. I look forward to our collaboration."
If you are interested in donating books to Words Alive, we accept book donations year round! You can donate through our Amazon wish list or drop off gently used books at our office.