Photo from CLiF At-Risk Children program 2019

During COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality books and free literacy programming. Low-income and rural kids have particular challenges while remote learning, from limited internet access to lack of tools and supports needed to succeed, and are at even greater risk of falling behind this year.

The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) inspires a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural kids (ages 12 and under) in Vermont and New Hampshire. Our programs bring our VT & NH authors, illustrators, and storytellers and free book giveaways to kids in need.

Zach Haggerty & Team are aiming to raise $4,000 by November 1, 2020 to give children at the Mary Hogan Preschool Program in Middlebury, Vermont new books for the program, a fun storytelling presentation, and two new books for each child to choose!

Join them by making a donation today! Every gift helps us reach a child in need.

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Roughly 60% of the families at Mary Hogan Preschool qualify for free/reduced lunch and are considered low-income. This public school program is free to all families. The teaching director says, “Our preschool program serves children with a variety of strengths and challenges. We fill our slots first with children identified with special education needs and complete our groups with children with risk factors for developmental delays as well as typically developing children…challenges range from transportation to homelessness to having a child with a disability…This will be an opportunity for our families to come together with each other to share in an experience with their child’s teachers, building the home-school connection.” Plus, at a time when libraries and many other programs are closed or limited, low-income kids need books more than ever!

Thank you so much for your help!

This program is made possible by CLiF’s At-Risk Children grant program. Watch this video on the At-Risk Children program:

Questions? Email Erika Nichols-Frazer at CLiF.

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