Learning to read is critical to a child’s success—both in school and in life. Literacy is one of the best predictors of a child’s future success, but a child without access to books will not have the chance to become an engaged and capable reader. That’s where Books 4 Kids™ come in.

Goodwill launched Books 4 Kids™ in 2016, a program designed to get books into the homes and hands of Arkansas children who do not have access to them.

Through the generosity of Arkansans, Goodwill has the supply of donated children’s books. They are distributed to students who need them through our partnerships with local schools.

The volunteers sort books. For every book sorted, the volunteer may designate one book to the school of his or her choice.

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