Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Maine Book Project Receives Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation

The Maine Book Project will continue to grow this year thanks to the generous support of the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation.

The foundation supports projects that address the underlying causes of social and environmental problems, as well as those that address the consequences. Literacy is one of their priorities.

Last year, Reader to Reader donated over 7,750 books to schools in York and Cumberland Counties. These books were worth over $87,000! The Maine Book Project has close relationships with schools in Alfred, the Berwicks, and Shapleigh, and has previously supported schools in Eagle Lake, Monticello, Caswell, Lubec and Woodland among others. This year we aim to expand into additional towns in York County and Somerset Counties, as well as deepen our relationship with schools that serve Native American populations.

This grant was received as part of an application process. We are very grateful to the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation for their support!

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