A TRUCK FILLED WITH LITERACY, LEARNING AND SWEET TREATS!
Please consider supporting out indiegogo campaign: https://igg.me/at/BooksandCookiesMobile
BOOKS AND COOKIES is rethinking the way we share books, bring stories to life and build community around literacy and we are asking for your support with this campaign to build the MOBILE Books and Cookies!
I AM A TRUCK, TOO
We need your help to buy and renovate a super-cool truck, sharing our unique way of supporting on early literacy and childhood development. From private group classes to drop-in activities at local child friendly businesses, birthday parties and a specially curated selection of books to BUY, BORROW or GIVE, we are excited to expand our outreach to a broader range of communities.
Families will have the opportunity to BUY books aboard the truck from a curated selection, BORROW (receive a bag with three books to enjoy for the month then locate us at a near-by pop up the next month to trade for the new picks, cookies and other treats) or GIVE (a 10% fee of books bought and borrowed will go towards books to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read, own and create their own libraries).
We will have weekly pop up interactive family STORY TIME events, we will bring books to life through movement, instrument and parachute play, crafts and much more!
"Reading aloud to young children, particularly in an engaging manner, promotes emerging literacy and language development and supports the relationship between child and parent,” stated the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
In other words, our story time activities won’t only entertain your child, but also develop vocabulary, improve the ability to learn to read, and - perhaps most important - foster a lifelong love of books, reading and learning.
Graphic by our friends at www.readaloud.org
Eventually, my goal is to also create a non-profit component to this mobile venture. BOOKS AND COOKIES GIVES will bring the special early literacy work that we do to underserved communities. Our mission is to build community and promote a lifelong love of learning, by providing greater access to books, story time, and educational play.
WHAT WE NEED TO GET ROLLING
We are raising $30,000 via this campaign to pay for the purchase of a vintage ice-cream type truck with renovated engine, so we will not only arrive to your event in style, but also safely (and smog free)! Your contributions will go directly towards the purchase and renovation of the truck, city permits and fees, insurance, staffing and stocking books and cookies, too! We plan to hit the ground running in 2018 and launch the new truck by National BookMobile Day (Yes, an actual day on the calendar) on April 12, 2018!
We are so very grateful for your love and support and we look positively to these next steps with you aboard the BOOKS AND COOKIES MOBILE!