Tis the season ...
Yes, we know Thanksgiving comes first. But, we are so excited to announce our first ever Bundled Up Book Drive throughout the RDU and surrounding areas.
A simple way to serve.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults 16-74 years old - about 130 million people - lack proficiency in literacy, reading below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level. (Forbes)
Reading is one of the most powerful ways to expand someone's mind and inspire creativity. It can also train you to be a better writer and speaker. In this digital age, it is easy to forget the lost art of curling up with a good book. But, if the past two years of chaos have taught us anything, it would be that the mind is a muscle that we must exercise. We cannot rely only on screens and media platforms to seek new knowledge. We cannot ignore the value of creativity and imagination, especially in times of isolation. Reading allows you to exercise your mind by challenging the analytical and creative sides of your brain. Reading also teaches you how to communicate better which can influence your personal and professional relationships. Most importantly, reading helps shape your identity by creating a space for you to decide who you want to become.
Not surprisingly, reading has many other benefits including:
Improving your analytical and critical thinking abilities
Building understanding that not all people have the same beliefs, desires, and intentions
Sharpening your memory
Learning a new language
Helping you create connections with others
Keeping you grounded by exercising humility
Reading is an essential life skill. (Ekidstation)
With two of the most challenging years behind us, we hope to express our gratitude to the community by giving back. As a growing startup, there were many obstacles during the volatility of the pandemic. Yet, we have continued to grow and connect with the community in spite of it. So, in the spirit of gratitude, we want to move forward by giving back. This year, Insight will be hosting a season-long book drive and collecting new to gently used books.
Donated books will be distributed to the Wake Up And Read Coalition and other local charities.
All that we need from you?
A giving spirit.
If your business is a collection site, all you need to do is:
Place the collection box in a visible, high-traffic area
We will drop off, maintain and remove the collection boxes accordingly.
Dates: Late November through late January
Locations: Various businesses and offices throughout Holly Springs, Cary, Apex, Raleigh, and surrounding areas.
Type: Children's and teen books accepted
What Makes A Good Donation Book?
a story that your kids would want to read and have read to them
something your kids would love to curl up with
something your kids would be proud to own and keep
new or gently read
covers current topics and issues
reflects a diverse population
LOOKING FOR WHERE TO DONATE?
You will find an updated list of our collection sites below.
UPDATED COLLECTION LOCATIONS
Jersey Mikes Holly Springs
242 Grand Hill Place, Holly Springs, NC
DSW Holly Springs
216 Grand Hill Pl, Holly Springs, NC
For more information, connect with us at www.uncoverinsight.co or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to celebrating the season with you.