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.
Your truck is amazing and it was so nice of you to provide a book to all the athletes in attendance. They were so happy and proud of the books they picked out! Thanks again for making this a special day!
Special Olympics Illinois Young Athletes
I checked in with a lot of students today about their Big Rig experience and they loved it. Also, I lost count of the number of students who came up to me in the hallways, after school, and other times of day to show me their books. You have truly fueled their passion for reading!