Read USA began as a voluntary project created by Ellen Wiss and teacher Vanessa Tussey at George Washington Carver Elementary School. They successfully carried the project out with funds they raised from private donors and additional volunteers they recruited from The Junior League of Jacksonville, Teach for America, Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Jacksonville Jaguars and several corporate sponsors.
Their goal is to put books in the hands of every low-income child, introduce the love of reading and learning, and to end the cycle of poverty.
A special thank you to the Beaches Community Fund, who is partnering with READ USA and Scholastic to offer a book fair at the very popular one-day annual Back to School with BEAM event.
To volunteer, please click the link below:
Find out what you need to know for your volunteer day at the book fair: