Read to a Child- I am personally involved in this organization and am so proud of the work they do. “Read to a Child is a national nonprofit literacy and mentoring organization that inspires caring adults to read aloud to at-risk children to create better opportunities for their future. Research proves that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for enabling eventual success in reading and, therefore, likelihood for success in school and life.”
The ‘Be There Bright Stars Network’ is Be There Bedtime Stories’ affiliation with military associations and children’s hospitals that can deliver story donations direct to parents in greater need. Family members in the military or children that are in long-term care in a hospital have a special need to bond. Among all the challenges and heartache that children with these circumstances face, other families can give them the simple happy moment of sharing a bedtime story by donating a story to the Bright Stars Network.
First Book provides access to new books for children in need.
To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.
The National Women’s History Museum is something I am a very passionate about. The National Women’s History Museum educates, inspires, empowers and shapes the future by integrating women’s distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States. This museum exists only online right now, but is working to become a brick and mortar museum on the mall in Washington D.C. It will be the first women’s museum in a nation’s capital in the world. I am very excited about this. I want a place kids can visit and see all that is possible.
I fell in love with Donna and her family after reading Donna’s cancer blog that was beautifully written by her mother. From that moment on I supported their charity, Donna’s Good Things, which gives kids with cancer good things during very tough times. Choose hope. I do.