Scripps Howard Foundation campaign to give children books is back

Posted at 5:58 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 08:05:02-04

CINCINNATI — The Scripps Howard Foundation's "If You Give a Child a Book" campaign is back, and campaign organizers want to make sure that no child in the Tri-State goes without a book.

In the past four years, the foundation has donated more than 352,000 books to children in the Tri-State, and each book can make a major difference in a child's life.

"The chance that they'll graduate from college is much higher," Liz Carter, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation, said. "They deserve our help."

This year, the need for more books is crucial as more students learn remotely during the pandemic.

"It's going to be really important this year that students have books right now because of remote learning," Amy Randolph, Oyler School's principal, said. "We have a time where it's drop everything and read."

The schools benefiting from this year's campaign are Lincoln Heights Elementary School, Oyler School, Lincoln Elementary School and Carlisle Elementary School.

If you would like to learn more about the campaign or make a donation, you can click the link here.