Operation StoryBook Kick-Off 2012
Thursday, Sept. 13th & Friday, Sept. 14th
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
at all Sheltering Arms centers in metro Atlanta
Click the yellow highlighted links before for more information.
Decatur Book Festival
Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
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.
Invite your friends to read with you!
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
Lead a Center Art Project
Help the children at one of our centers create an artistic masterpiece
based on "The Magic Apple."
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 13th
and 14th, 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 13th & 14th.
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, 2,500 children will receive a new
book every month for their home library. Classroom and
enrichment activities and family literacy events 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 which is 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. Funds raised through
Operation StoryBook provide children with books and the early
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
Check out our Pinterest board with ideas for this year's Operation StoryBook celebration!
See an animated version of this year's Operation StoryBook featured title, The Magic Apple, a folktale from the Middle East about magic, adventure, and generosity.
The Operation StoryBook T-Shirt Art Contest is on! Sheltering Arms children and alumni should submit art by Tuesday, August 14. Details here...!
Visit Sheltering Arms Operation StoryBook booth at this year's Decatur Book Festival.