Established 2013, By emily spector, Current student at UGA
We strive to enable children to escape the cycle of poverty by providing them with books, allowing them to build confidence in their reading skills, succeed in school, and have a world of characters to turn to in times of stress. Developing mini-libraries in food pantries we aim to incorporate "brain-food" as an important asset in these locations.
At age 12, I had both a passion for reading and a growing awareness of the world around me. I was deeply saddened to hear the number of children in Columbus living in poverty, without books of their own and decided to take the initiative to make a difference.
What we do
We collect donations of new and gently used books ranging from infant to high school, organize and label them in specific categories and reading levels, collaborate with program leaders, make deliveries to food pantries and other organizations to create mini-libraries and complete many initiatives that help underprivileged children succeed.
To date, the Read to Succeed Foundation has served 158 charitable organizations and delivered over 180,000 books to those in need. We are always striving to expand this impact to help more children living in poverty!
"Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope."
Featured Charitable ORganization of the month
LSS Choices: Columbus, Oh
"LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence is a new location for the Read to Succeed Foundation in 2021. The residents have the opportunity to pick out their very own books, and continue to read and enjoy books with their children during this challenging time. The shelter continuously plans events and activities, including 1 on 1 reading time to strengthen literacy skills and build each child’s self-esteem. Our books are used during these times! I am so thrilled to be a partner of this amazing organization." -Abby Worly, Senior at NAHS