Mission: Books on Wings® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to get books into the hands of under-served kids. Our primary mechanism is to provide curriculum based non-fiction books in their classrooms so that the books can first be used in a learning environment. At the end of the classroom experience these quality books will go home with the children as a gift from Books on Wings.
Target demographics: Young learners in under-served communities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000 Students, 3 schools
Geographic areas served: Minnesota
Programs: bringing curriculum related books into the classroom which become a permanent gift to the student once the lessons are completed. We supply lesson plans for the teacher and enough books for every child plus additional classroom copies.
For years, I worked with a local battered women's shelter, and I remember that the kids didn't ask for toys or clothes...they wanted books. A book was something that fed their soul, their imagination, and their spirit. Books on Wings focuses on providing books to at-risk youths...books that help further their education, and open their minds to the possibilities that exist for them. The fact that these kids get to keep the books is a treasure that will remind them of how a simple gesture - receiving a book - can change lives.
Books matter so much and this project is making a difference in a way that matters. How wonderful that the kids get to keep the books, as books make great gifts! I look forward to supporting Books on Wings for years to come. Well done!