Second-grader Jacob Faison will tell you that the math is pretty simple— two books donated equals one for Faison, and one for a good cause.
Faison and his fellow Dey Elementary School classmates recently held at Book Swap to benefit the CHKD Reach Out and Read Program. Initiated by Dey reading specialists Lynne Logan and Stacey O’Donnell, the book swap enables Dey students to team up with CHKD to encourage reading and helping others. Students bring in gently used children’s books and for every two they donate, they get to pick one out to take home. The extra books go to support Reach Out and Read, program which provides books to children as part of their well-child doctor’s visit. The goal of the program is to provide age-appropriate books to children as well as advice to parents on how to use reading to support healthy childhood development.
This year, Dey donated 898 books to the program.