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Scripps Howard Foundation giving 80K books to children for National Reading Day

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Posted at 12:39 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 12:39:10-05

CINCINNATI — Wednesday is National Reading Day, and the Scripps Howard Foundation plans to give 80,000 new books to children in need across the country.

The Scripps Howard Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the E.W. Scripps Company, WCPO's parent company.

To celebrate National Reading Day, all donations to the foundation's "If You give a Child a Book" campaign, up to $25,000, will be matched.

Anyone interested in donating can click here.

In the program's first two years, more than 100,000 news books have been donated to children, according to the foundation. Also, the foundation has given five $10,000 grants each year for literacy programs.