Read Across America Day with Chick-fil-A

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I was super excited when I received the call that Chick-fil-A wanted my nonprofit Forever Free Books to partner with them for Read Across America Day.

NEA’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Source:

I started Forever Free Books in 2013 after I saw that there were children who did not have books at home but wore $300 worth of clothes everyday to school. My mission is to place a FREE book in the hands of every child I come in contact with.

On the right, Fatima Chase, Blogger & Founder: Off the Potomac

We are a mobile 501C3 noprofit, with the motto of “we go where the kids are”. We take books into communities. We partner with schools, churches, community organizations in the Washington, DC metro area.

At Read Across America, we gave away free books and we had story time. We had so much fun! My heart was happy because children were finding joy in receiving free books or their choice.

I was honored that the Charles County NAACP President and Vice President came out to support Forever Free Books.

Charles County NAACP President, Janice Wilson

I am a member of a political action group called, Women of Action Charles County. Abena McAllister and Dyotha Sweat attended. One of our initiatives is Education in Charles County.

Women of Action Charles County members and my board chairwoman, Lara Figures

Forever Free Books’ chairwoman, Lara Figures, came out to lend her support and to give away books as well.

Beth-Anne, the marketing director Chick-fil-A, Waldorf was extremely supportive and made sure the guests and my volunteers had everything they needed.

Beth-Anne, Marketing Director

My honey even came out after receiving my frantic call for boys who requested super-hero books. He showed up within 20 minutes and he became the super-hero of the moment for the boys who waited around for him.

A happy friend with his super-hero book!
My honey to the rescue!!! He’s my super-hero!!

READ ACROSS AMERICA was a huge success!

To volunteer with us, click HERE.

To request books, click HERE.

21 thoughts on “Read Across America Day with Chick-fil-A

  1. Encouraging our youth to read is so awesome! We need more of this! I need to look into events like this within my community.

  2. This is so awesome and encouraging. I didn’t even know this organization existed….I’m in prince George’s county. Keep up the great work!

  3. What an awesome partnership you received! Giving kids the opportunity to read is great!

  4. First off, congrats on your organization. Second, thank you and everyone involved for doing such wonderful things for our children/communities!! Very inspiring.

  5. I hate that my twins missed this. We had a rough night the night before and I thought my daughter was having a sickle cell crisis. I’m so happy though that everything turned out to be a huge success!

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