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A NATIONAL NON-PROFIT RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, AND CHILD-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

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- Soho Believes in Children's Literacy -
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That's why the Soho Center has given over $7 million of  quality children's books to all of
Virginia's 1,024 Head Start Classrooms, UVa Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU,
60 Public Libraries, and over 1,000 Early Childhood Classrooms, After-School Programs,
  Family Child Care Homes, and Home-Visitor Programs. And there's more to come!

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- V I D E O S -
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For a one-minute video update on Soho's recent Book Giveaways, please Click Here
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For a 30-second video of Soho's "Free Books" Carts at UVa Children's Hospital, please Click Here
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For a 32-second video of 150,000 books arriving at Soho's warehouse, please Click Here

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The Soho Center believes in the importance of children's literacy and good books.  We want infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-age childrento have the chance to enjoy looking at quality children's books, hearing them read aloud, and practicing their emerging reading skills. And we want children to love reading and to learn to read well.

For details on Soho's large-scale  Book Giveaways to enhance children's literacy and promote a love of reading, please click the buttons below.


Over 170,000 Books to Head Start

The Soho Center has given over 120,000 quality, hardcover children's books to every one of the 1,024 Head Start classrooms across Virginia. Head Start classrooms are about to get another 50,000 quality books for daily classroom use and for family lending libraries. (Please click button to see how we do our Book Giveaways and what children and teachers have written about the books)

Over 200,000 Books for
UVa Children's Hospital
Soho has given over 120,000 quality children's books to UVa Children's Hospital for sick children and their siblings.  Soho is about to donate over 80,000 additional books.  Books are given away at UVa Children's Hospital, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and by UVa pediatricians in various locations.  (Please click button for details - including a 30-second video)

Thousands of Books for Boys & Girls Clubs
Soho has given thousands of quality children's books and writing journals to all Boys & Girls Clubs in Central Virginia and other areas of Virginia.  (Please click button for details)


Thousands of Books for Public Libraries
Soho has given many thousands of children's books to 60 public libraries in Virginia for their summer reading / feeding programs. Plans are underway to expand this program.  (Please click button for details and photos)

Over 30,000 Books for State-wide Education Conferences
Soho has given over 30,000 children's books to early childhood educators, family child care providers, and after-school programs.  Collections of books are given to participants attending annual professional development conferences across Virginia each year. (Please click button for details and photos)

Over 100,000 Books for
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Soho has given the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU over 55,000 quality children's books for sick children and their siblings.  Soho will give the Hospital an additional 60,000 books this coming year.  (Please click button for details)

Books for Home Visitor Programs

Soho has given thousands of children's books to nonprofit organizations across Virginia to give to low-income parents and children at parenting sessions and home visits.  (Please click button for details and photos)

15,000 Writing Journals for PVCC Students

Soho has given 15,000 writing journals to Piedmont Virginia Community College as a gift for their students.
 (Please click button for details and photo)

Over 10,000 Books for ToyLift
Soho has given over 10,000 children's books to ToyLift  to be given to children in Charlottesville and Central Virginia as Holiday gifts. (Please click button for details and photos)

Over 15,000 Books for Novant Health - UVA Health System in Culpeper
Soho has given the hospital over 15,000 quality children's books for children in their birthing center, pediatrics practices, Wellness Facility, and ER. (Please click button for details)

Regional Church Libraries

Soho has helped create libraries of quality children's books in area churches to encourage literacy, school readiness, and school success. (Please click button for details and photos)

Supporting UVa's Hospital Education Program
Soho has helped to expand the in-house library at the Hospital used to teach young patients and their siblings. (Please click button for details and photos)

Friend of Head Start

Soho's Director, Jeanna Beker, receives "Friend Of Head Start Award" at the Head Start Association's annual conference. (Please click button for details and photos)


SEEKING FUNDING
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Books for Title I Public Schools
Soho would like to give over 100,000 quality children's books to Title I kindergarten and first grade classrooms to promote children's literacy, support emerging reading skills, and help narrow the achievement gap for low-income children.  300,000 Title I children will be able to read these books each day in their classrooms.  Please contact us at 540-923-5012 if you would like to support this project.


SEEKING FUNDING
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Books for Home Visitors
Soho would like to give 50,000 quality children's books to parent-educators who do home visits in order to enhance children's literacy and school readiness as well as to help narrow the achievement gap for low income children. Please contact us at 540-923-5012 if you would like to support this project.


SEEKING FUNDING - Books for Military-based Children's Programs
Soho would like to donate age-appropriate quality children's books to early childhood programs and Boys & Girls Clubs on military bases in Virginia. Please contact us at 540-923-5012 if you would like to support this project.



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Soho Center was selected as one of America's 125 top-rated
 
"Children and Families Nonprofits"

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YOU CAN HELP SEND THE NEXT 300,000 BOOKS
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With your support, the Soho Center is ready to expand Book Giveaways to include
Title I public school kindergarten and first grade classrooms,
additional hospitals, more public libraries,
military bases, more Boys & Girls Clubs, and other child-related programs for low-income kids


For information about helping the Soho Center give away more children's books (including unique
income-tax-credit-based,
zero-cost donation options for Virginia businesses and individuals), please Click Here.

Soho is part of the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC).
For more information on how to donate through the CVC, please Click Here


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For more on Soho Center's past book giveaways, please Click Here

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