R. L. Stine, author of scary books for kids, sends us this Halloween email just in time for the holiday:
Of course, Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I'll be out scaring folks wherever I can.
But I wanted to write to you today about something that is truly scary to me — the prospect of children growing up without books. I find it terrifying that children who live in low-income communities have few, if any, new books of their own.
That's why I'm so happy to be a part of First Book. First Book has provided over 60 million new books to kids in need. Yet there are still too many more children waiting for new books of their own.
Will you make a special Halloween donation to First Book so that we can reach them all?
Each $2.50 donation will provide one wonderful new book to a child who desperately needs books. For $25, you can fill an entire backpack with ten new books for a child to enjoy.
I can't think of a better holiday gift. Please make a donation now.
Your generosity gives me goosebumps!