Our vision is all children in geographic areas we serve are literate and have access to books and other media to help them discover the joys and value of reading.

Named in honor of the founder’s first grandchild, our mission is to motivate young children to read by providing books to underserved communities and to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. JR's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to fourth grade.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) reports that nearly two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. own no books. Learning to use language and communicate with the written word are critical skills that children acquire as they grow and develop. Reading aloud to children at an early age is the most effective way to help them attain these skills. Reading also stimulates children's imagination and expands their understanding of the world. By helping our children develop strong reading skills at an early age, we are laying the foundation for their success in school and in life.

For more information and related pages on literacy resources and to contribute to providing books for children by donating to the “Justice Reads Literacy Program”, Click here.



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