We are so grateful to Stone Pier Press for their commitment to ensuring all kids, everywhere, no matter where they’re from, have a book to fall in love with.
— Carey Palmquist, First Book
 
 One in four kids grow up in this country without learning how to read. Giving them access to more age-appropriate books is an effective way to improve literacy rates. That’s what Stone Pier Press would like to do, but we need your help.

One in four kids grow up in this country without learning how to read. Giving them access to more age-appropriate books is an effective way to improve literacy rates. That’s what Stone Pier Press would like to do, but we need your help.

 

 
 

Help us donate our books to kids in need

We'd like to get our books into the hands of more kids in underserved communities so we're undertaking a fundraising campaign with First Book, which promotes literacy by making age-appropriate books and resources available to more children. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to send 500 copies of Sprig the Rescue Pig and Gwen the Rescue Hen. (That’s half off our cover price plus shipping.)

Low literacy rates continue to be a problem in the United States, particularly for low-income households. Consider the following. (Source: First Book)

  • In middle-income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13 to one; in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is one book for every 830 children. 

  • Children growing up in homes without books are on average three years behind kids in homes with lots of books, even when controlled for other key factors, such as income and parents' education.

  • Creating a steady stream of new, age-appropriate books has been shown to nearly triple interest in reading within months. 

  • One in four children in America grow up without learning how to read. 

  • First Book provides resources where there were none before. In a poll of the First Book network, 82 percent of respondents reported that without First Book their children would have very few or no new books.

  • First Book increases interest in reading. In a poll of the First Book network, 87 percent of respondents reported children’s increased interest in reading after receiving books from First Book.

Thank you for helping us support this good cause.

Stone Pier Press is a fiscally sponsored project of Inquiring Systems, Inc, EIN 94-2524840. All gifts are tax deductible.

Checks can be sent to: Inquiring Systems, Inc., att: Stone Pier Press, 101 Brookwood Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. 

Stock gifts can be sent to: Schwab Account; #28523635, DTC #0164. att: Stone Pier Press, Inquiring Systems, Inc, 101 Brookwood Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. 

Please contact team@stonepierpress.org with any questions whatsoever.

 

 
 Supplying books to kids in underserved communities significantly increase their interest in reading. Photo source: First Book

Supplying books to kids in underserved communities significantly increase their interest in reading. Photo source: First Book