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1000 Books Foundation

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 0-6 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.

Your donation creates meaningful change by helping us to keep the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge FREE and available to children across the country. The 1000 Books Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

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Frequently-Asked-Questions

The 1000 Books Foundation is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We work with libraries, schools, and other non-profits nationwide (and in Canada).
Your donation will be used to subsidize 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenges and provide support for additional work and educational opportunities for our participants. We support reading across the country (and in Canada) and work with our partners to ensure that the program is free to all participants.
The 1000 Books Foundation is comprised of non-paid volunteers, so the vast majority of charitable contributions directly impact children through our program.
Sponsorship opportunities generally start at $1,000.00. The total cost will generally depend upon the size of the library and/or school. The total cost is typically $5,000.00 per library and/or school. Please contact us for more details.
Yes, we are a non-profit 501c3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID Number is: 46-4266146
Yes, please mail donations by check or money order (please do not send cash donations) to: 1000 Books Foundation, 8987 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89147.