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Public Service

Public Service

Kids Need to Read

We are accepting donations with which we’ll purchase new books, but we are also accepting new & gently used children’s books from Preschool through Middle School reading levels.

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GPAHU proudly partners with Kids Need to Read program and encourages our members to volunteer and donate either by donating books or contributing monetary donations.

About Kids Need to Read:

Founded with a passion to improve the lives of disadvantaged children by providing inspiring book collections and engaging literacy programs to underfunded schools, libraries, and organizations across the nation, Kids Need to Read aspires to empower and embolden every last child through a culture of reading. For many of the children it serves, Kids Need to Read represents a crucial link to a strong literacy education, and its programs help build and nurture support systems that these children may be lacking elsewhere in their lives. By immersing children in an integrated world of literary experiences that teaches them, firsthand, the impact of reading on every aspect of life, imagination is ignited and confidence is built for a prosperous future, regardless of race, economic status, or personal capabilities.


Kids Need to Read sprang from the dream of PJ Haarsma and the passion of a small group of hard-working volunteers. We like to say that we take our work very seriously, but we do not take ourselves seriously. It is our way of saying we have a great time doing great work!

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