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Buddy’s Book Drive in Partnership with Reach Out and Read

We are so excited to announce our partnership with Reach Out and Read in hosting a children’s book drive this month! 

Reach Out and Read is the only national nonprofit organization that works directly in pediatric primary care practices to foster the many benefits of families reading aloud to their children every day. The nonprofit strives to create a world in which family income, race, and geography are no longer predictors of a child’s readiness, school, or life success. A partnership between Reach Out and Read and The Nest Schools benefits communities across the country as the two organizations share a common mission: helping young children develop a lifelong love of learning during the most critical developmental years, birth through age 5. Along with providing families with valuable literacy tools, The Nest Schools hope that this project will spread kindness and awareness across all communities.  

“Kindness is more than our most important core value,” said Sara Beer, director of core values for The Nest Schools. “It’s our way of life and our greatest lesson for our children. Through giving projects such as this book drive, we can involve our children and families in an impactful way that will model what giving back to their community means,” said Beer. 

“Reach Out and Read strives to create access to diverse books for all children, and this book drive hosted by The Nest Schools will play an important role in expanding our impact in the lives of children and families we serve,” said Marty Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, Reach Out and Read. 

We are involving children and families at all 32 of our locations in our book drive through either physical new book donations or online donations. All physical book donations will go directly to a local Reach Out and Read clinic within a 15-mile radius of the school. The public is welcome to donate virtually, and all online donations will benefit Reach Out and Read clinics within the state that their school is in. 

 Anyone interested in donating virtually can visit The Nest Schools’ Virtual Book Drive page.

Want to know more about Reach Out and Read? 

Founded in 1989 at Boston Medical Center, Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national, nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together, promoting early relational health and creating memorable moments between child and caregiver.  

Nationally, Reach Out and Read’s 31,000 pediatric clinicians served 4.2 million children and shared 6.6 million books at 6,000 program sites around the country over the last year. Learn more at; follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Reach Out and Read is a registered 501c3.