Todd Pinkston supports Books for Tots

8:04 PM Posted by Lori Calabrese

It's that time of year to think of giving and what's better than giving the love of reading?
recently reported that former Philadelphia Eagle and Southern Miss player Todd Pinkston gave the love of reading by appearing Monday at the Eudora Welty library in downtown Jackson, all in an effort to bring some extra attention to Books for Tots.

"Books for Tots" has been recognized at the national, state, and local levels as filling a vital need. Chances are libraries in your area have a collection box. Books for Tots does more than provide books to needy children; it also demonstrates the caring, compassionate nature of people and it promotes literacy. The program gives children the joy of having a book of their own and can truly make a difference in the life of a child.

Pinkston said, "If I didn't know how to read, I couldn't get an education."

To find out more about contributing books for the holidays, please visit your local library and visit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Every $1 donated to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program provides the gift of a book to a less-fortunate child. One-hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation goes to support community literacy programs. Nearly $900,000 has been contributed to the program since its inception, helping to deliver nearly 900,000 books to children across the country.

Books a Million is currently offering a 20 percent discount on Books For Tots purchases.
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