1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read.
THE WINDOW IS SO SMALL TO GET BOOKS INTO THE HANDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND FOR THE READING TO BEGIN!How many books are in your closet?
The average woman has $550.00 worth of new unworn (aka unwanted) clothing and shoes.
That’s about 5 items that you (75%) or your friends (51%) don’t really like or want (you) to wear.
Or that could be about 55 books for preschoolers in your community.
TOT4TOT’s mission is to help give a new book monthly to these 20+ million other children, many in need, by raising funds to bring these free monthly book programs to their local community while raising funds for local participating schools.•••
TOT4TOT raises funds to help open new chapters of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Free Book Gifting Program in communities across America through its partnership with First Library, the first and largest affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in New Jersey, in three unique and customizable ways.
All pledges and sponsorships are made using the zip code / special code of the donor thereby keeping the program and benefits the children receive local.
As the largest independent Local Champion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, TOT4TOT's mission is to bring this free monthly book program to both unserviced and underserved communities across the United States.
And we also raise funds to support the PJ Library; another free monthly book program.
All of the charities are 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt organizations and donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowable by law.
TOT4TOT’S MISSION IS TO GET CHILDREN TO TURN OFF TECHNOLOGY FOR TWO HOURS A DAY WHILE HELPING TO GIVE FREE BOOKS TO PRESCHOOL CHILDREN ACROSS AMERICA.
PLEDGE TO TURN OFF & TURN ON...
TOT4TOT has Local Community Representatives in California, Illinois, Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia working to bring the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library / First Library® program to area preschoolers.
Join our mission and work with TOT4TOT to turn off tech and bring these free monthly book programs to your community!
TOT4TOT is in Wildwood, NJ!
Pledge to Turn Off Tech 4 Two (hours) On Tuesdays (and more) and help bring the First Library & Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Free Book program to your town.
TURN YOUR TIME WITH YOUR CHILD INTO BOOKS FOR A CHILD IN NEED!
FREE MONTHLY BOOK PROGRAMS
Department of Education, Dollywood Foundation and Parents as Teachers Study Validates TOT4TOT's Mission of Book Ownership & Library Patronage
TOT4TOT's mission of putting books into the hands of children, many in need, from birth to age five (especially in newborn to age three children in high risks homes) and promoting regular library patronage has been validated by the Investing in Innovation Project.
The 2015 Investing in Innovation Project by the Department of Education, Dollywood Foundation and Parents as Teachers study of children in high risk environments showed a
35% increase in families with 26 or more books in the home.
29% increase in children pretending to read books once or more a day.
22% increase in family reading books together once or more a day.
19% increase in families who own library cards.
CommonSense Media Consensus Series finds the average child spends over two hours a day on a mobile screen.
Help children take a break from tech and turn on reading and more.
Pew Research Study Shows the Need for Regular Library Patronage and Reading
Pew Research shows the segment of the population that needs the library the most will benefit the greatest from the First Library / Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program of daily reading and monthly library visits.
"TEXT TO GIVE" NOW!
Text your zip code (or special code / 00001) to 443-21 and pledge to turn off tech 4 one, two, three or more days a week!+
Donations benefit preschoolers in your town with the gift of free books monthly.
All donations are processed via the secure nonprofit “Text to Give” smartphone platform Give Lively and are 100% tax deductible.
ACTUAL GIVE LIVELY SMARTPHONE SCREEN FOR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO FIRST LIBRARY, a 501(c)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION.
If your zip code is not listed text 07960 and donate under “❤️ Give in honor of someone” section. Include your zip code in the message section. Funds will be donated to your community’s program.
+For online donations include your special code in the “❤️ Give in honor of someone” message section. Use "[email protected]" in the email address section. Funds will be donated to your community’s program.
Text 973-610-9969 and add your zip code to our donors’ list. Please allow up to ten minutes for addition.
Please note PJ Library pledges are accepted under the "Give in honor of someone" section. Memo: PJ Library
*Preschool Parent? Post School Parent? Still want to give?
Donate for the FREE Preschool Book program in your town & READyay will double their donation.
Forty percent of the proceeds of every sale is given to the FREE preschool book program in the donor's town, plus an additional 10% is donated to the program in the buyer's town.
•Children enrolled in these nonprofit free book programs can receive up to 60 free brand new, age-appropriate books, until the age of 5, at no cost or obligation to their families.
••All books are delivered through our partnership with First Library and affiliates like Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and PJ Library, (501(3)c tax exempt charities).
•••Every two hour pledge ($5.00 donation) gives the gift of a free book to preschool children in the zip code of your choice. In the event there is an existing program in a community, First Library will send the funds to that program.
When we help children with the gift of books and reading, whether they be less fortunate or not, we are helping everyone in their class, school, and community.
Catherine T. Goldberg
Board Of Trustees