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Literacy for a Lifetime


Partnering with Businesses for Our Future



 

50% Matching Grants


through Usborne Books & More


A division of Educational Development Corporation




Educational Development Corporation is the leading publisher of children's non-fiction books - Usborne books.  In addition, EDC also carries award-winning books from around the world, Kane/Miller books.  Educational Development Corporation is proud to have developed the Literacy for a Lifetime 50% matching grant program to support educational funding on the local level.



"Reading is a ladder out of poverty.

It is probably one of the best anti-poverty,
anti-deprivation, anti-crime, anti-vandalism
policies you can think of.”

Prime Minister Gordon Brown




How It Works 


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Through this innovative program - Literacy for a Lifetime - corporations, small businesses, foundations and individuals can make their donations and grants 50% larger to support any educational program, school or library. 


Maximize your donation and touch the lives of children in your community.  Make a difference!


More details for DONORS



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Any educational institution, community program, school, or library that receives donations or grant funding can utilize our Literacy for a Lifetime program.


By purchasing Usborne books or Kane/Miller books with their grant or donation monies through the Literacy for a Lifetime program, it enables the organization to stretch their grants or donations by 50% with a matching grant for Usborne books and Kane/Miller books from Educational Development Corporation.


More details for RECIPIENTS of Grants and Donations




How to Order

Under Usborne Books & More's 50% Matching Grant Program


Ordering is as easy as 1 2 3






Complete the Usborne Books Literacy for a Lifetime Grant Info & Payment Form.  Please include this form with your book order to qualify for the 50% matching grant from Usborne Books & More.






Send in applicable payment or Purchase Order for the retail portion of your Usborne books and Kane Miller books order.






Send us your order... the list of books you wish to order at retail and the list of books you wish to receive free with Usborne Books & More's 50% Matching Grant.  Download Book Order Form


Literacy for a Lifetime orders need to be entered as 2/3 retail and 1/3 free.  However, you may send us the total amount of books you want and we can separate it into the retail and free categories for you.  You will receive an invoice back with the final amount due to approve or to send to your accounting department to generate a Purchase Order.



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     Attn: Literacy for a Lifetime

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     8161 Peary Drive South

     Eveleth, MN  55734


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Literacy for a Lifetime


50% Matching Grants

through Usborne Books & More -

a division of Educational Development Corporation



Literacy Facts



90%

The amount of reading you will do as an adult for information purposes.
(vs. leisure)

Scholastic Research


 

 

85%

Juvenile offenders who are functionally illiterate.

National Institute of Corrections


 

60%

Adult prisoners who are functionally illiterate.

U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections


 

49th

The rank of the U.S.A. among the 156 United Nation member countries in its rate of literacy.

United Nations

 


46%

Adults in the U.S. who fall into the lowest two levels of reading, making them functionally illiterate, unable to read and comprehend the front page of the newspaper.

National Assessment of Adult Literacy


 

25

A national poverty indicator is having fewer than 25 pieces of printed materials in the home.

Studies from Read-A-Loud Handbook

 


1

It takes only one decision to help.  One person making a difference.

One child's life that is changed forever - one book at a time.



“There is no substitute for books

in the life of a child.”

May Ellen Chase



Educational Development Corporation is proud to have partnered with the following service clubs & organizations in sponsoring local educational programs, schools & libraries with 50% matching grants under Usborne Books & More's Literacy for a Lifetime book grant program.


Kiwanis International

A 50% Matching Grant Donor with

Usborne Books & More's
Literacy for a Lifetime Program



The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries

A 50% Matching Grant Donor with

Usborne Books & More's
Literacy for a Lifetime Program