FOX 47 collect nearly 1,800 books for children during annual 'If You Give A Child A Book' campaign

If You Give a Child a Book' campaign
Posted at 2:39 PM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-17 14:50:39-05

MID-MICHIGAN — Reading is essential for a child's future. It can open their imagination, take them to new places, and even fuel their dreams. Children need books more than ever right now because over 60 percent of low-income families don't have any books in their homes.

The 'If You Give A Child A Book' campaign helps FOX 47 News and the Scripps Howard Foundation make sure children in the mid-Michigan community receive high-quality books.

FOX 47 News reached out to the community and employees for donations to the campaign over the summer. As a result of that effort, we are able to give 1,747 books to more than 350 students thanks to those who donated and a matching contribution from the Scripps Howard Foundation.

In a partnership with Scholastic, the books will be distributed to two schools in Ingham County and Hillsdale County through a book fair. Each school will also receive over $2,000 in Scholastic dollars for resources for their school once the book fair is complete.

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