Countless amounts of used texts and literature are handed to the dumping grounds, while there are children who do not have a book to call their own. There are millions of children who do not have access to quality and relevant books in their home. Give More HUGS (GMH) believes a child will develop a love for reading when they can cherish their own book. The #HUGSBookShare program is unique because we provide books with handwritten inspirational messages inside to spark the love for reading and provide encouragement to students who need it the most.
We are currently accepting applications for teachers to complete a #HUGSBookShare with their students. Do you want to invite your students to become avid and engaged readers? If you are a teacher who works at a Title One school in the United States and would like to receive books with inspirational messages for your students, APPLY TODAY!
***Application deadline for fall HUGS BookShare program is December 5, 2016.
This is how YOU can help:
Be a part of the #HUGSBookShare because it’s all “For the Love of Reading!” We are always looking for dedicated and passionate volunteers to help support the #HUGSBookShare program in San Angelo, Texas; Lubbock, Texas; Purchase, New York; Middlebury, Connecticut; and Fairfield, Connecticut! There are many ways you can help give books and words of encourage to students in need.
- VOLUNTEER to support a community book drive. We host annual community book drives in San Angelo, Texas, Lubbock, Texas, Purchase, New York, Rye, New York, Waterbury, Connecticut, and Fairfield, Connecticut. We are always looking for volunteer to help with each community drive happening in Texas, New York, and Connecticut.
- VOLUNTEER to host a Book Signing event with your friends, family, and/or even community. Give More HUGS will ship books from our partners First Book to get you started. All you have to do is gather friends, family, and/or community to sign each book with an inspirational message. Once all books are signed, we will help you deliver the books to a classroom teacher at a low-income school to hand to his/her students.
- VOLUNTEER to support the GMH team to pack and deliver books and the #HUGSBookShare curriculum. We always need help packing and delivery our inspirational books to classrooms and schools in Texas, New York, Connecticut, Dominica, and Dominican Republic. When we share #bookhugs, we invite students to develop a love for reading!
APPLY TODAY to become a Give More HUGS volunteer!