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More than $20K raised for Vegas-area kids during 'If You Give a Child a Book'

Posted at 11:58 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 02:59:57-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thousands of books are going to kids in the Las Vegas area community thanks to your generosity.

The 13 Action News "If you Give a Child a Book" campaign raised more than $20,000 in the community.

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That money bought books for Spread the Word Nevada, which puts books in the hands of underprivileged kids in Clark County schools that don't have books at home.

"Our kids need to continue to learn or they're going to fall further and further behind," said the nonprofit's co-founder and executive director, Lisa Habighorst.

"Especially the children we serve," she explained. "Without these books and these resources to learn from, and escape with and read -- their education is already low -- it's going to be even lower."

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4,200 books from Scholastic were delivered to Spread the Word Nevada.

13 Action News General Manager and Vice President Chris Way and Meteorologist Dani Beckstrom were there to see the delivered books.

The 2020 Scripps Howard Foundation's If You Give a Child a Book campaign is sponsored by Findlay Toyota and benefits Spread the Word Nevada.