Literacy Improves Lives (January Toledo Community Shirt)
For our January Community Shirt, we've partnered with Read for Literacy!
$5 from every purchase of the limited edition Literacy Improves Lives Community Shirt will be donated to Read for Literacy to help them in their efforts of improving lives in our community one book at a time.
Why did we choose Read for Literacy?
It is estimated that more than 39,000 adults in Lucas County alone read at the Below Basic level and are functionally illiterate. Another 100,000 adults in Lucas County are estimated to read at the Basic Level. This means that nearly 140,000 adults are unable to read the newspaper, fill out job applications, and help their children with their homework.
Read for Literacy has programs and services that are designed to assist adults, children, and families to gain the skills they need to have literacy success.
With the help of volunteers, they provide basic literacy tutoring and English Language Learning to adults in our community in addition to their children’s program, Creating Young Readers. Read for Literacy also works to build at-home libraries for these students by sending home several books throughout the year.
If you want more information on how you can help, you can volunteer, donate directly to the, and check out their website for more information.
In addition to this shirt sale, for the month of January, we are also holding a book drive! Bring in new or gently used children's books to either of our retail stores and you'll receive a 10% discount on your entire purchase.