Ahead of the start of the school year, CBS46 is preparing to donate thousands of books to students in need as part of our books-to-kids initiative.
The campaign began in 2016.
“We did some research and really found that reading levels in the state of Georgia were so low,” said CBS46 Creative Services Director Jeff Holub. “And we wanted to do something to help.”
CBS46 launched its books-to-kids campaign, an effort to help boost literacy rates in the state. So far, we’ve collected 50 thousand books. We plan to donate every single one.
“The books come from donations from individuals, from colleges throughout Georgia as well as the Georgia department of education,” Holub explained. “starting in august and September, we’ll start visiting schools again and distributing the books to schools in need.”
Every student at each school CBS46 visits will be given five books to take home.
“For us to go to the schools, give them five books, see their eyes light up and maybe help them further their education is something that we really feel good about.”
CBS46 partners with the Georgia department of education to find schools that would most benefit from the books.
CBS46 has already given away almost 25 thousand books to students in local schools.
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