Mission Statement

Our Mission

The 1000 Books Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes.

The objectives of this organization are:

  • to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers
  • to encourage parent and child bonding through reading

Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read.  Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success.  Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6.  Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor.

Our goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills.  We help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers.

Our Funders

Initial funding for The 1000 Books Foundation was provided through private charitable contributions from the Luh Family and Borghese Family of Las Vegas, Nevada.

ALL personnel currently associated with the 1000 Books Foundation are non-paid volunteers.