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OUR IMPACT

  • Signs of welcome are everywhere as an IRW visit begins;
  • Smiles abound as children delight in meeting and working with authors and illustrators;
  • The world opens, as children discuss relevant issues and challenges, encouraging them to think about their responsibilities as citizens;
  • Children experience surprise and pride in the acquisition of new skills, in their self-expression through art and writing;
  • Teachers observe new approaches and tools for fostering learning that they may integrate into their planning and instruction;
  • Schools and communities experience thematic activities and projects through shared reading that result in a sense of pride and celebration;
  • Children learn more about themselves, as they formulate questions and contemplate possibilities through deep book exploration;
  • Children receive personally inscribed books as a keepsake of a special day.
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Since 2007, IRW has experienced growth in all sectors of the organization. An upward trajectory in numbers of donors and funds raised, as well as expanded program reach, have contributed to overall organizational effectiveness and mission impact.

Year2007201220172020**
School Visits4244228
Books Given1122,060*2,6381,530
Children Served1121,9862,3971,153

*Book give away number reflects National Endowment for the Arts Big Read event. **2020 was impacted by Covid-19.

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IRW was awarded "For Its Effective Implementation of Best Practices in Literacy and Reading Promotion."