SUPPORT PARENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Research shows that the size of a family’s home library impacts success in school, and that even as few as 20 books will improve a child’s reading success. But when United Way surveyed nearly 600 parents, the majority didn’t meet a threshold of 20 picture books for their young children.
The good news is that you can help North Texas parents help their children learn to read.
An easy way to be part of the change is to support our Once Upon a Month program. A $36 donation provides a child with one book a month for a year, along with parent guides in English and Spanish. Since May 2017, more than 12,000 children have received books through the program.
You can also help us spread the word about our partnership with Vooks, the leading streaming service for children’s books. Any parent or guardian of children in Dallas and surrounding areas, as well as early education teachers who work in North Texas, can sign up for a one-year subscription to Vooks. Subscriptions are free to anyone with kids ages 3 to 6.
These programs, along with our other efforts in the education space, help us effect lasting change right here at home. Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, together, we can put opportunity in the hands of all North Texans.
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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a community-based social change organization that puts opportunity in the hands of all North Texans. Working with our determined supporters, we lead the charge to improve education, income and health—the building blocks of opportunity. We invite all change-seekers in our community to Live United to achieve lasting results right here at home.Learn More
This article was published on: Apr 14, 2021