Geri’s Locker FREE Book Stores

%

of America's low-income children are growing up in homes WITHOUT BOOKS

Did you know?

Books in the home are the strongest indicator of academic success – surpassing income, parents’ education, family composition and all other factors. Research shows low-income children have fewer books at home than their higher-income peers.

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Poverty and Academic Performance are inversely related.
The most powerful and highest-impact way to improve the reading achievement of children who are economically disadvantaged is to increase their access to appropriate print materials.

What can we do?

Providing books to children in low-income homes to take and keep at home can help break the link between poverty and poor academic success.

Give Books to Kids

Geri’s Locker FREE Book Stores will allow children and families who are economically disadvantaged to self-select books to take home and keep.

Geri’s Locker will support organizations and facilities with a bookstore by:

  • Supplying bookshelves and books for initial set up
  • Continue to replenish books as needed
  • Upon request, track data to help staff track and reward readers and to evaluate book selections
  • Rotate book inventory to ensure a fresh, selection of books that readers enjoy

 

Through the generous support of our donors, Geri’s Locker Bookstores are completely FREE!

How can you help?

$25

=

200 Books

Check out the Grand Opening of our Geri’s Locker Book Store at Foundation Communities – Cardinal Point
Geri’s Locker is accepting donation to purchase bookstore materials including book shelves, posters and check out materials. We also accept donations of new or gently used books! Through our partnership with Books for International Goodwill, ever $25 = 200 children’s books!

 

News

Supporting Foundation Communities During COVID-19

Supporting Foundation Communities During COVID-19

The books from Geri’s Locker have been invaluable to our families during this time. We have been sending books home with students each week along with weekly activity packets. Thank you for providing this resource to our community!

Michelle Adler

Learning Center Coordinator, Cardinal Point - Foundation Communities

Geri’s Locker Book Stores: Foundation Communities M-Station

Geri’s Locker Book Stores: Foundation Communities M-Station

Geri’s Locker FREE Book Store

at

Foundation Communities

M Station

2906 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

Books ready to go home with the kids of Foundation Communities M-Station!!

Foundation Communities creates housing where families succeed.

We provide people with an affordable, attractive place to call home, as well as opportunities right at their doorstep to transform their lives.

Want to help??

Do you know of a place where there are kids who need help closing the performance gap based on social-economic status?? Let us know!!

Want to donate books? Message us!

Want to donate your talent, time or treasure? CONTACT US today!

Young Men's Service League Logo

Thank you to all our generous donors and volunteers who made this project happen with their time, treasure and talent!

We couldn’t have done it without you!!

Special thanks to Young Men’s Service League Austin Viper and Four Points Chapters for building out and loading up the shelves!

Geri’s Locker Book Stores: Foundation Communities Cardinal Point

Geri’s Locker FREE Book Store

at

Foundation Communities

Cardinal Point

11015 4 Points Dr, Austin, TX 78726

Foundation Communities creates housing where families succeed.

We provide people with an affordable, attractive place to call home, as well as opportunities right at their doorstep to transform their lives.

Thank you to all our generous donors and volunteers who made this project happen with their time, treasure and talent!

We couldn’t have done it without you!!

Book Donations Arriving

Book Donations Arriving

Wow! What a treasure trove! Everyone here found something they love….Shay immediately began reminiscing through one of his favorite series…The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby and I saw one of my all-time favorite series, Nate the Great!!

Thank you to Hero Team Member, Jenny P. for this amazing donation!

I can’t wait to get these books into the hands and hearts of the next generation of kids! Help us….donate your gently-loved books today!!

Give a Book -> Close the Gap -> Ignite a Dream

News

Supporting Foundation Communities During COVID-19

The books from Geri’s Locker have been invaluable to our families during this time. We have been sending books home with students each week along with weekly activity packets. Thank you for providing this resource to our community!

Geri’s Locker Book Stores: Foundation Communities M-Station

Geri's Locker FREE Book Store at Foundation Communities M Station 2906 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702 Foundation Communities creates housing where families succeed. We provide people with an affordable, attractive place to call home, as well as...

Geri’s Locker Book Stores: Foundation Communities Cardinal Point

Geri's Locker FREE Book Store at Foundation Communities Cardinal Point 11015 4 Points Dr, Austin, TX 78726Foundation Communities creates housing where families succeed. We provide people with an affordable, attractive place to call home, as well as opportunities right...

Book Donations Arriving

Wow! What a treasure trove! Everyone here found something they love….Shay immediately began reminiscing through one of his favorite series…The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby and I saw one of my all-time favorite series, Nate the Great!! Thank you to Hero Team Member,...