how we benefit local literacy organizations
Saint Simons Island Library
The Guild has committed all of its revenue from semiannual book sales to support the purchase of media for the use of the community.
Communities in Schools
The Guild provides $2,000 to support a program in which high school students at risk of dropping out receive structured support to finish their secondary education.
Glynn County Schools
The school district accepted a grant in 2013 for $2,500, with which it will purchase primary-level books for its first grade students to begin to love reading.
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association
In 2014, the Literary Guild has provided support for The Big Read, sponsored by GIAHA, with a $2,500 grant. For more information on the annual event, go towww.goldenislesarts.org.
The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation's Baby Steps Literacy Initiative addresses the issue of early literacy and its role in an individual's future success. Our 2014 grant of $3,000 funded an early learning media center for FACES Pre-K program and provide a setting for a service learning project in four local child care centers.
The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy of Glynn is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute towards the reduction of illiteracy rates in Glynn county by providing fee books to children under the age of five. Its program encourages parental participation and prepares children for reading and learning success. The Guild contributed $1000 to this program in 2012.
Reach Out and Read
The Reach Out and Read Project puts books in the hands of preschool children who are receiving health services through the Glynn County Health Department. Reach Out and Read is a school readiness organizations which begins at the 6-month checkup and continues through age 5. In its reading room, volunteers read aloud to children who are waiting for their medical checkups, contributing to a positive memory for the experience of wellness. The Literary Guild contributed $2000 in 2014 for the purchase of books for this program.