Saturday, March 14, 2009

Literacy for a Lifetime - Usborne Books and More/EDCs Matching Grant Program

Literacy for a Lifetime (LFL) is a matching grant program sponsored by Educational Development Corporation (EDC), the parent company of Usborne Books and More. The program is designed to help schools and organizations get more "bang for their buck" when using grant money or money from donations to purchase books.

EDC will match any literacy grant or donation by 50% provided the organization purchases books from Usborne Books and More. This means that if the organization purchases $1,000 in Usborne Books, EDC will kick in an extra $500 in books - which really stretches the amount of the grant or donation money.

All monies received from grants and donations are elegible for LFL. An easy way to determine if it "qualifies" for the matching grant is if the funds are not coming from the regular budget of the organization. PTAs donating money to their school library to purchase books are eligible. Parents donating money to their child's classroom to purchase books are elegible.

There is no grant or donation too small or too large to qualify. All LFL orders are tax-free (as they are tax deductable). All orders over $200 receive free shipping.

If you have a grant or donation to purchase children's books for a school or organization, please contact Kristie Glascock, Educational Supervisor,, for more information on this rewarding program.

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