Imagine... One million children across America waking up on Christmas morning (or another winter holiday) to find a gift-wrapped book on their bed!
Amy Dickinson of "Ask Amy" and USA Weekend are encouraging families across
the United States to start this special holiday book tradition. You can help by sharing it with all of the families you know!
"Ask Amy" column December 18, 2013
1. Start this holiday book tradition in your family and share it with families you know!
Find a favorite book for your child or children and wrap it. After children have fallen asleep on Christmas Eve or any winter holiday place the gift-wrapped book at the bottom of their bed.
Your children will awaken to find a present they can open right away, beginning a special reading tradition they will love. Plus, it’ll keep them in bed just a bit longer!
2. Donate so that other children will have books on their beds this holiday season!
Your donation of funds for one or more books helps Family Reading Partnership give books to low-income families so they can start this special holiday tradition in their own homes.
3. Share the "A Book On Every Bed" tradition with low- income families in your community!
Email us with questions about starting "A Book On Every Bed" in your community or call 607-277-8602.
"We are so inspired by this idea! My wife and I are going to make sure that all the children at our neighborhood hospital in the Bronx will have a book on their beds this Christmas morning."