Since our first event on January 9th, 2013, we have given away 150,000 books!!! With an average value of $5.00 per book, we have given away over $750,000.00 worth of books!!! We could not have done this without the generosity of our many valued supporters that help us keep our bookshelves full.
VISION: That children in every family have their own books at home so that they may become better readers, perform better in school and do better in life.
MISSION: Big Rig Books is a mobile literacy outreach initiative focused on fostering recreational reading beyond the classroom by encouraging reading and providing books for children and families in economically challenged, underserved communities and underperforming schools.
“As any high school educator would tell you, having students who struggle with reading actually wanting to read is a watershed moment in any school. Your visit gave us that moment! For that I am grateful as are the staff and students that benefitted from the “Big Rig” being on campus. I am looking forward…
Brian Mangan, Principal
East Lee County High School
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR AGAIN COMING TO OUR SCHOOL. I AM SO THRILLED TO SEE THE EXCITEMENT OF MY STUDENTS IN BEING ABLE TO SELECT THEIR BOOKS TODAY. ALSO, WE APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROSITY-NOT JUST ONE BOOKS, BUT THE ABILITY TO SELECT THREE BOOKS TO TAKE HOME EAS AMAZING FOR MANY OF THEM!! TO SEE…