The Ramp Up Reading Literacy Program, held in collaboration with Kohl’s Department Stores and Kohl’s Cares Volunteers, spans more than 300 stores in 11 states. Kohl’s employees voluntarily read to children and provide them with books which are contributed by Kids Matter. Donations are used to produce the Around-The-Block program held at Kohl’s Department Stores and Kids Matter’s other programs.
This summer and back-to-school program allows volunteers to spend time reading aloud to the children and encouraging them to explore the adventures that books can bring. Being able to give each child a book enhanced the program by promoting family literacy at home. We hope that by putting these books into the hands of young children, we will inspire their hearts and minds to grow.
Facts about Literacy in America
At Kids Matter we believe in living and acting by faith and wisdom—not out of fear. We recognize that there is a lot of anxiety in the world right now, and for good reason. The COVID-19 outbreak is challenging each of us to modify our lifestyle and take extra steps to remain safe. Here we have staff members whose children’s schools have been temporarily closed, and like all of you we are committed to helping slow the spread of this illness. For this reason, our physical office space will have limited open hours until further notice. Thank you for your faithful support. Stay happy and healthy! 😊”