Childhood literacy is an extremely important cause and one which should be diligently pursued to ensure that all children have access to a wide array of age-appropriate books. In order to promote childhood literacy and make books available to children in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia’s 6ABC has teamed up with Disney XD, Marvel Entertainment and First Book to lead the way to literacy in the Philadelphia area. The virtual book drive is making it possible for six organizations to receive up to 50,000 new books which can be donated to children of low-income families in the local area. Through this initiative, individuals who want to lend a hand and make a difference in the quest for literacy can do so easily from the comfort of their own home.
Lending a hand for literacy via the 6ABC virtual book drive is an easy feat to accomplish. Those eager to get involved simply have to go to the 6ABC Philadelphia Facebook fan page and vote for the non-profit organization of their choice out of six local organizations listed. The organizations which individuals can show their support for include The Free Library of Philadelphia, the New Jersey Library Association, Cradles to Crayons, Pajama Program, the West Chester Public Library and the Wilmington Public Library. One of the best things about the virtual book drive is that one vote = one book for the organization of your choice. Brand new books will be donated by Disney XD, Marvel Entertainment and First Book according to the number of votes each organization receives.
6ABC is the Delaware Valley’s go-to news station for all of the latest news, weather, traffic, sports and more. Disney XD and Marvel Entertainment are world-renowned entertainment and media companies which publish a wide array of books for children of all ages. First Book is a non-profit organization which helps to ensure that new books find their way to children of low-income families by working closely with schools in the Philadelphia area as well as programs throughout the country.
It could not be simpler to help promote childhood literacy and lend a hand to kids in the Delaware Valley. Simply visit the 6ABC Facebook Page through February 28 to become a fan of 6ABC, click on the virtual book drive link and then choose the organization which you would like to receive a book as a result of your vote.
Join the journey to promote childhood literacy today. It only takes a minute to make a world of a difference when it comes to furthering childhood literacy means in the Philadelphia area.