As schools and libraries around the country close, children who rely on borrowing books may not be able to keep up with their reading assignments.  Millions of children in need do not have in-house libraries or technology to access ebooks. Alice’s Kids, a national charity that provides financial assistance to children in need, has established Alice’s library to help. 

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Alice’s Kids provides direct financial assistance to children upon the receipt of a request from a teacher, social worker or counselor. Requests are not accepted from the general public. The charity pays for prom tickets, field trips, sports equipment, yearbooks and other items families may not be able to afford. 

“These are extraordinary times,” said Ron Fitzsimmons, the Executive Director of Alice’s Kids, “and we want to do our part with this new program.”   

Under Alice’s Library, any person in the US will be able to order three books per child up to three children. During this time, recipients will not have to go through counselors, teachers or social workers. 

To request an order form, send an email to books@aliceskids.org to request three titles for each child.  Alice’s Library will then order the books on Amazon and they will be shipped directly to the house. Alice’s Library will pay for the books and shipping.

“Our volunteers are ready to start taking orders,” said Fitzsimmons.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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