Sunday, June 20, 2010
Reading Tree Provides Books To Kids
Nothing helps promote reading better than having parents read to their kids and having kides see their parents reading. People do learn by example.
Helping in a big way, however, is "Reading Tree," a non-profit associated with Thrift Recycling of Tacoma. I have been a board member for several years.
Used books are brought in by semi-trucks from all over the country. The books are sorted by condition and category. Depending on the condition they are recycled, shipped as donations to foriegn countries that know or are learning English, or given to schools here in our country.
I had fun when Reading Tree visited Wickersham Elementary in Buckley. Hundreds of books made it to the shelves of the White River School District in my 31st District.