Maid Brigade Book Drive Supports Read Across America Day

March 2011
The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day takes place every year on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. This program focuses on motivating children and teens to read, through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, community centers, and companies participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.
 
In honor of Read Across America Day, Maid Brigade is hosting a book drive throughout the month of March. New and gently used children’s books of all kinds are being collected. The books that are collected will be donated to deserving recipients throughout local communities.
 
      There are many ways to donate. On your scheduled day of cleaning, you can leave books to be donated out and Maid Brigade team members will collect the books when they leave. Certain Maid Brigades will also have local retail partners with drop boxes for the book drive so you can take your books directly there. If you cannot donate used books, you can give a monetary donation to support children’s literacy. All monetary gifts will be donated to Reading is Fundamental, the nation’s largest non-profit children’s literacy foundation.
 
Maid Brigade strives to be a good corporate citizen in the communities we serve which is why we want to give back. We believe in educating families to live healthier lifestyles, which is why hosting this book drive and supporting Read Across America Day is so important to us. Motivating children to read can sometimes be tough. These days, reading has to compete with television, video games and other activities for time and attention. Donating fun, interesting books that children and teens want to read can help establish reading habits that will last a lifetime.
 
Maid Brigade also cares about our environment which is why living a “green” lifestyle is so important. Donating and recycling used books is good for the environment and a great way to promote healthy green living. 
 
For more information about Maid Brigade’s Book Drive, please log on to www.maidbrigade.com/book-drive.
 
If you would like to make a monetary donation instead, log on to www.maidbrigade.com/book-drive and click on "donate" at the bottom of the page.  All donations made through PayPal will go to Reading is Fundamental. 
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