Books for Kids (1995-Current)

The Books for Kids program was established in 1995.  Project Flight’s mission is to have every child have a book and be able to read it at grade level, have children live in a literate environment, and that literacy will be an entrée out of poverty.

The Books for Kids Program with the theme “Give a book touch a life,” has donated close to three million books to children in over 2000 schools and agencies and has created or contributed to hundreds of on-site libraries. This program addresses the Family Literacy childhood component. In 2016, the book drive provided 50,535 books to children served by 78 service agencies and schools. This program specifically addresses the need for children to read for meaning and interpretation, for literary response and expression, and for social interaction (NYS Standards 1, 2 & 4).