This fall the campaign raised $ 840,657, which equates to 168,131 pounds for nonprofits and Title I partner schools with high percentages of children from low-income families. A donation of $ 5 equals a book for a child in need.
New this year, Kellogg’s has partnered with the Scripps Howard Foundation to donate an additional 35,000 pounds to the campaign through its “Feeding Reading” program, bringing the total to over 200,000 pounds. Feeding Reading offers families who purchase a participating Kellogg’s product a free children’s book. Partner schools created by the Foundation’s campaign will receive books donated under the program.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity we continue to witness with this campaign year after year,” said Liz carter, President and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation. “The past 18 months have been tough for the kids. With the interruptions to schooling, many have fallen behind in reading, especially those living in poverty.
“We know that books in the home are an important predictor of a child’s success and, thanks to the generosity of our employees and consumers, we are able to ensure that children in need across the country have access to books.
Since the campaign’s first year in 2016, more than 500,000 new books have been donated to children facing poverty in communities served by Scripps businesses. With the additional funds raised through this year’s campaign, the total number of books distributed will exceed 700,000.
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About the Scripps Howard Foundation
The Scripps Howard Foundation supports philanthropic causes important to The EW Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) and the communities it serves, with a special focus on journalism education, journalism excellence and children’s literacy. . At the crossroads of the classroom and the newsroom, the Foundation is a leader in supporting journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, and First Amendment causes. . The Scripps Howard Awards are one of the industry’s top honors for outstanding journalism. In support of its mission to create a better informed world, the Foundation also partners with Scripps brands to raise awareness of local issues and support high impact organizations to deliver solutions that help build thriving communities.
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