NLD ID #84179
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Contact Information

16432 U.S. 19
Clearwater, FL 33764

Primary Contact

Haydee Castro

(727) 281-3950

Hours of Operation

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Program Overview

Goodwill's BookWorks program brings together volunteer readers and children from low-income households to promote childhood literacy. Volunteers read to preschool children at Head Start centers and other locations and then present each child with a book of their own to take home. This Goodwill Industries-Suncoast program reaches children in eight counties in West Central Florida: Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Sumter, Highlands and Marion.

BookWorks is designed to instill a love of books and reading and to encourage self-sufficiency. As a provider of welfare transition services in West Central Florida, Goodwill-Suncoast has seen first-hand the effects that illiteracy has on adults. The ultimate goal of BookWorks is to break the cycle of illiteracy to help children succeed in tomorrow's workforce. Because early childhood literacy is linked to later employability, BookWorks supports Goodwill-Suncoast's mission of helping people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.

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This program listing was last updated: October 20, 2017.

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