MWFB and the Children of
"I support MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS because it is a very well-run organization with an exceptional staff and a highly effective model that is having measurable success with increasing early literacy skills among preschool children (especially those at risk). This will result in these children having a more successful school experience--an important foundation for future success."
–Jane Wilson, Social Venture Partners
"By educating teachers, parents, and preschoolers about the importance of reading together at an early age, at-risk, low-income children can become school ready by the time they enter kindergarten. MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS is a win-win program for donors and recipients. We all benefit in the long run when children are literate."
–Debbie and Ric Scripps
"I have been impressed with MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS' clear mission, good stewardship of resources, and creative spark."
–Wayne Peate, M.D., MWFB Board Member
"I give my time and money because MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS has effective, innovative, and flexible programs that foster early literacy. I have seen how these programs make a real, sustained difference in the lives of young children and their families."
–Jennifer J. Stewart, MWFB Board Member Emeritus
"It is your continued belief in our mission that makes it possible for children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and in life."
–Dr. Mary Jan Bancroft, MWFB Founder and Executive Director
The Difference You Make
Your generous contributions help children like...
Where the Money Goes:
Our current annual budget of $450,000 (90% plus spent directly on services) is providing
“A literate community,” says Mary Sanchez, “leads to really intelligent people growing up and taking over.” Sanchez, one of the first MWFB employees and currently a Pima County Public Library supervisor, gives generously, year after year.
Still a Long, Long Way to Go
Half of the 70,000 children 0 to 5 years old in Pima County alone live in low-income homes with little or no access to books, read-aloud time, and quality early education. Please support early literacy.
Make Way For Books is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As such, all gifts are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.