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Chicagoland Literacy Accessibility Facts
Individuals struggle with financial insecurity1
Average number of low income homes with more than 100 books per neighborhood 2
Most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income individuals is to increase their access to print3
How is Our Future Reads committed to increasing access?
Our Future Reads was founded based upon the vision of a future where all individuals, regardless of background, have access to the knowledge and perspectives contained within books, enabling them to realize their full potential. Here at Our Future Reads, we take in donated books and then make personalized donations to the members of non-profit organizations in the Chicagoland area. The donations create lasting sparks of curiosity for years to come. Our Future Reads services those that may not have the means to buy every book on the shelf but would still love to read them.
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We are accepting volunteers on a rolling basis to help out with many aspects of the organization. Volunteers mainly help with counting the books, logging, and more. Please sign up using the form linked to the button below.
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We are uniting around the challenge of having readily available books in communities with few resources. If you and your business would like to join in sparking curiosity for years to come we invite you to click the button to find out more.
“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.”
Our Future Reads Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) Organization
- US Census Bureau Data – https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/IL/PST045222
- Unite for Literacy Book Desert Map – https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/corp/esri
- Newman, Sanford, et all. “American’s Child Care Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy”; Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000