National Assistance League® Donates More Than 100,000 Books To Advance Literacy Among Thousands Of Students Across The Country
National Assistance League, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization with 120 chapters and 23,000 members nationally, announced today that its chapters collected or purchased more than 100,000 books which the organization donated to schools, libraries and other community organizations to support literacy among youth.
Termed Legacy of Literacy, the program was initiated by National Assistance League to help youth strengthen their reading skills to achieve academic success. Chapters raised funds to purchase books or arranged for books to be donated. Some chapters donated books to the Assistance League Operation School Bell® program which in turn were donated to youth in need. Assistance League estimates that well over 250,000 school-age students will benefit from this literacy program.
“Strong reading skills are the foundation of a solid education and career success,” Susan Dolan, National Assistance League president said. “Our mission is to identify and meet local community needs. It is clear to us that an overriding need in all communities is to help students increase their literacy skills. We are thrilled that Assistance League chapters joined together for this critically important effort that will benefit so many.”