MIAMI (CBSMiami) — In an effort to promote reading, Miami organizations donated more than 120,000 books to local school children at Miami-Dade College Monday.
The books arrived at the Student Life Plaza at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus.READ MORE: Broward School Board Reverses Mask Mandate, Complies With Ron DeSantis
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado joined local teachers who pre-registered to receive the free books to later distribute to students in their schools.
The donation is meant to promote children’s education, particularly literacy, especially among low-income families through the Read To Learn Books For Free Program.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Sweltering Summer Temps Will Develop Into Stormy Day
“All children need access to books to develop a love of reading and learning. But sadly, many low-income families have to choose between buying food or buying books,” said United Teachers of Dade President Fedrick Ingram.
According to the mayor, the books mean so much more for the community.MORE NEWS: Elderly Dogs Abandoned In Pembroke Pines Get New Leash On Life
“Books are an essential foundation for motivating children to explore, dream, and achieve their full potential,” said Mayor Regalado.