Operation StoryBook Kick-Off 2011
Thursday, Sept. 15th & Friday, Sept. 16
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
at all Sheltering Arms centers in metro Atlanta
Thanks to all the bookstores that are holding book drives for Sheltering Arms
See list of bookstores
Click the yellow highlighted links before for more information.
Better World Books
Decatur Book Festival
Carter & Associates
Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
J. Smith Lanier & Co.
Junior League of Atlanta
Volunteer to Read
Read, share Show and Tell, or tell a story through the arts
and play. Click the link above if you would like to register to read
or download a volunteer job description
for more information.
Sponsor a Child
$36 provides a child with a new book every month of the year
Donate a Book
Purchase a book from our Amazon Wish List and have it shipped
directly to a child at Sheltering Arms
Download news releases and learn more about Sheltering Arms
and Operation StoryBook
What is Operation StoryBook?
Chances are, the values you hold most dear are those you
learned through stories...stories shared by family, stories
heard in worship, stories read in books. On September 15th and 16th,
share your stories with a child. Be a VIP Volunteer for Sheltering
Arms' Operation StoryBook.
Operation StoryBook is Sheltering Arms' year-round literacy
initiative that kicks-off with a metro-wide Read-A-Thon at all 16
Sheltering Arms centers on September 15th & 16th. Volunteers can sign
up for shifts to read to Sheltering Arms children; present Show
and Tell to a Sheltering Arms class on your hobby, travels, or career; or
share your favorite story through arts, crafts, music, drama, or play.
Through Operation StoryBook, 2500 children will receive a new
book every month for their home library. Classroom and enrichment
activities and family literacy events will help children develop the
skills and interest to become lifelong readers.
Research shows that nearly two-thirds of low income families have
no books in the home, one of the strongest predictors of future
reading ability. Sheltering Arms' Operation StoryBook closes that
gap by getting books in the hands of children during the early years
when 90% of brain development occurs. Money raised from Operation
StoryBook sponsorships provides children with books and the early
childhood education that helps them get ready to read.
For More Information:
Check out the downloads below, or contact Jason by email
or at 404-523-9865.
Operation StoryBook Volunteer Job Description
Sheltering Arms Centers Contact Info & Directions
Suggested Books for Young Children
See an animated version of this year's Operation StoryBook featured title, The Drum, a folktale from India.
Congratulations to Amaya, Sheltering Arms alum and the artist behind last year's Operation StoryBook t-shirt!
Visit Sheltering Arms Operation StoryBook booth at this year's Decatur Book Festival.