"If You Give a Child a Book" campaign launched by Scripps Howard Foundation

Posted at 2:51 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 11:40:49-04

WMAR-2 News is proud to take part in the Scripps Howard Foundation's “If You Give a Child a Book” campaign.

During the month of August, employees at each of the company's television and radio stations are donating their own money to buy brand new books for children living in poverty.

You are invited to help us make a difference and put books into the hands of children living in Baltimore City. Donate here:

WMAR-2 News will give all proceeds to Callaway Elementary, a title one school in the Park Heights community.

The majority of kids at the school come from low-income families, struggle with standardized tests and do not own books at home.

Children living in poverty begin their lives with a host of disadvantages, among them: poor literacy skills.

Studies show children who grow up with books in the home enjoy a substantial advantage over children who do not.

The Scripps Howard Foundation and employees of The E.W. Scripps Company have donated more than 100,000 new books to children across the country since 2017.