Prescribe a book. Change a life.
Batchelor, Frechette, McCrory, Michael, & Co. is celebrating its 30th year in business by embarking on the 30×30 Challenge, an initiative to give back to the communities that they love and serve throughout New England. BFMM will be performing 30 acts of service in 2017 to celebrate their 30 years in business.
One of these acts of kindness pairs BFMM with Reach Out and Read RI, a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
With your help, BFMM has set a goal of purchasing 250 books (for a total goal of $750) for this proven effective intervention. And if we reach this goal, BFMM will match the donation! So we hope you’ll consider selecting from the donation levels below to help support the more than 35,000 RI children who will be better prepared for school.
Reading is Doctor-Recommended!
Your gift will prescribe Reach Out and Read to one child, for two years. A child will take home 2-4 books like Goodnight Moon, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Corduroy, to enjoy together with their family.
Your gift will prescribe Reach Out and Read to two children, for two years. At each doctors’ visit, children and their families can choose from classics like Time for Bed, Whistle for Willie, and Make Way for Ducklings – books that appeal to all ages!
Your gift will allow eight children in the final year of the Reach Out and Read program who are preparing to enter kindergarten to take home a beautiful copies of classic stories like Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, How Do Dinosaurs Go to School, and Curious George’s First Day of School.
Your gift will purchase a day’s worth of books given to children at an urban pediatric practice in RI. These practices largely serve a low-income population who may not have access to high quality children’s books such as The Story of Ferdinand, Freight Train, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Pat the Bunny.
Your gift will provide three months’ worth of books at one of RI’s small community health centers. Babies will get board books like Hug, and Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings to chew on, while “big” boys and girls can snuggle up with their parents, to enjoy books like The Cat in the Hat, Olivia, The Snowy Day, and Go, Dog Go!