Encouraging reading and a lifelong love of books is one of the most important things we do every day at Success Won’t Wait. So recently, co-founder Vincenza Carierri-Russo joined Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day, where she volunteered her time to read aloud to toddlers and pre-K children at Bright Horizons at Concord Plaza in Wilmington, Delaware.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings together millions of people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, across the nation. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child, so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.
This year’s book selection, Maybe Something Beautiful, by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, and illustrated by Rafael López, celebrates the magic that can happen when a community comes together to create something beautiful and bring about change.
To learn more, visit Read for the Record.
About Success Won’t Wait
Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a not for profit literacy program based in Wilmington, Delaware. The organization’s mission is to encourage reading, particularly by children. Success Won’t Wait volunteers organize used book drives, calling on ordinary citizens to donate used books for redistribution in the community.
Since 2002, Success Won’t Wait volunteers have collected over 1 million books, with approximately 10,000 of those currently awaiting distribution.
Read now, because success won’t wait!