The 2021 Virtual Spring Tea sponsored by International Paper raises support for literacy initiatives provided by Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program. On May 2nd, spend a special hour with friends or family, while ensuring early literacy resources continue to be availble to children and families across Shelby County.
The event will feature Archie Moss, Jr. Principal of Bruce Elementary. Check out Principal Moss' TEDx Memphis talk to get a sneak peak of his passion for literacy! Books from Birth will also celebrate 2021's AC Wharton, Jr. Literacy Award honoree. This year, we will celebrate early literacy in one of the places where children first learn to appreciate stories - your home!
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.
Over 5 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 40,000 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.
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 Tea sponsors enable Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program to thrive! All proceeds, including sponsorship dollars, directly support over 40,000 local children and families with early literacy connections and resources. For more information about becoming a Spring Tea sponsor, please contact Rob Hughes at 901-577-2500 x 1167.