Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the state, announces a partnership with Nevada Mining Association to provide books and literacy programming to children in Elko, Ely, Winnemucca, and Yerington.
The “Mining for Books” fundraiser aims to raise a total of $65,000 to support book distribution to four Boys and Girls clubs in the state’s rural communities. This program will provide nearly 20,000 books, access to over 130 virtual/live story times (with one week specifically dedicated to stories about mining), backpacks, reading logs, incentive prizes and more!
“Bringing books to children in every corner of Nevada has been our goal from the very beginning,” says Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director and Co-Founder. “With the help of the Nevada Mining Association, we are one step closer to the reality of statewide literacy by third grade.”
Children living in our state’s rural communities often do not have the resources to accumulate age-appropriate books in the home. Funds raised by members of the NVMA support the book distribution to 1,300 students throughout 2021.
“Reading literacy is a vital component to a successful life,” said Tyre Gray, President of the Nevada Mining Association. “Books teach, inspire, and encourage young readers to dream. Historically, it has been difficult to establish reading programs in rural Nevada, a challenge Spread the Word Nevada is happy to accept. NVMA and our 500+ member companies are thrilled to partner with them to bring Spread the Word Nevada programs to young Nevadans in Yerington, Winnemucca, Ely, and Elko.”
About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Nevada’s at-risk, low-income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than six million gently used and new books to approximately 672,885 low-income youth in Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.