The 2020 Books from Birth Spring Luncheon sponsored by International Paper raises support for early literacy initiatives at Porter-Leath! Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program creates literacy connections for families, which inspire nurturing bonds between caregivers and children. As a result, these bonds yield lasting, positive results that extend beyond early childhood. promotes kindergarten readiness and strengthens families in Shelby County by providing age-appropriate books for all children in Shelby County from birth to age five.
Join us for a brief update on the state of early literacy in Shelby County on Thursday, May 7th.
Learn more about Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program by visiting the program page HERE.
Porter-Leath is grateful to be supported by our generous sponsors!
Spring Luncheon sponsors enable Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program to thrive! All proceeds, including sponsorship dollars, directly support over 45,000 local children and families with early literacy connections and resources. For more information about becoming a Spring Luncheon sponsor, please contact Darren Thomas II at 901-577-2500 x 1130.
5.7 Million Books Mailed Since 2005
Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program, in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), builds a foundation for reading and learning through books for Shelby County’s children, but books are not free. After negotiating low book costs and generous assistance, the total annual program costs $21 per child per year. Since Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program distributes books to over 45,000 children per month, our fundraising needs are tremendous and increase every month. BfB depends on support from individuals and organizations to continue purchasing and mailing books to our community.