Book donations accepted until December 15.
Fitchburg, WI – Reading profoundly benefits children beyond developing language skills. It improves social and cognitive development, well-being, mental health, relationship building and so much more. But two-thirds of children from low-income households in the U.S. do not have books in their home.
Oak Bank has partnered with Madison Reading Project to help get books into the hands of Dane County children who need them the most.
Each year, Madison Reading Project distributes thousands of books – for free – to area children. The Big Red Reading Bus stopped at Oak Bank, an official Book Donation Station, on Tuesday, December 1, highlighting Giving Tuesday, a day aimed at raising awareness and monies for non-profits.
“We hope by collaborating with the great folks at Madison Reading Project and our community, we can help give children not only an escape during these trying times but also help them build a foundation for success at a critical time in their development,” said Bob Gorsuch, Oak Bank CEO.
If you’d like to donate to the book drive, you can drop off new and like-new books for ages birth to teen at Oak Bank until December 15. Visit the Madison Reading Project website for details on the types of books needed. Considering COVID restraints, you also donate directly by visiting https://www.madisonreadingproject.com/communitybookdrive.
About Oak Bank
Oak Bank has been deeply rooted in the Fitchburg community and Madison area for 20 years, meeting the financial needs of homeowners and businesses by offering top-notch service, quick answers and unique solutions, all while supporting over 125 local nonprofits each year. Visit oakbankonline.com to learn more.