Special Literacy Opportunity Available for Schools

Published July 1, 2006

The Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF) has increased the size of its matching grants to $10,000 per school. A school can now order $20,000 worth of books and pay only $10,000. Any purchase amount from $100 to $10,000 will be matched.

The Matching Book Grant Program offers Guided Reading and Independent Reading Collections. Guided Reading Collections consist of six copies each of 18 titles. Independent Reading Collections consist of one copy each of 108 titles. With each set of Guided Reading or Independent Reading Collections purchased at the regular price, an additional set of books will be included.

This is a limited-time offer that requires no special screening or applications. Orders must be received by July 15, 2006.

The Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to assisting educational programs by providing inexpensive children’s books. LEF has several programs available to teachers, non-profit groups and reading programs. LEF has already distributed books to more than 20,000 schools nationwide.

In addition to the Matching Book Grant Program, LEF offers new and gently used books free of charge to schools for reading projects and other literacy programs; multicultural book collections; and emergent reader programs.

For more information …

Information and a matching book grant order form are available at http://www.lefbooks.org/.

Literacy Empowerment Foundation, 6323 Salem Park Circle, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050; phone 717/791-6210 or 610/719-6448; Web site http://LEFbooks.org; e-mail [email protected].