Usher has collaborated with Scholastic, a media company dedicated to children’s publishing and education, to donate 100,000 new children’s books to kids in need this holiday season!
According to Look To The Stars, he singer helped make the contribution with his own charity foundation, New Look Charity, a 501c3 organization that works to take youth from underserved communities and transform them into leaders. Three non-profit organizations are working along with this effort: Toys for Tots, Save the Children, and Room to Read.
Usher linked up with Scholastic beforehand to launch the new Open a World of Possible initiative, which promotes the importance and joy of reading for kids. designed to elevate the importance and joy of reading for all children.
“We know from research that when children discover a book they love, they are motivated to read more, understand more, and learn more. When that happens, everything is possible,” said Dick Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO, Scholastic. “We applaud all the work that Toys for Tots, Save the Children and Room to Read do to ‘Open a World of Possible’ for children in the U.S. and around the world by giving them wonderful new books and stories to experience, enjoy, and own.”
This is a great effort by Usher and Scholastic. In this social media age, it’s very important that kids still read and educate themselves. They are our future!
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