Welcome to the Raining Smiles Book Drive!! You may have seen posts or a news feature right after Hurricane Ida last month about the devastation experienced by so many families in the path of the storm. Hurricane Ida came ashore in Louisiana on the sixteenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and has affected many families, schools, businesses & communities that were in its path.

However, the world keeps turning and there have been other things in the news since then. Many people don’t realize just how slow the process is for insurance claims & approvals for rebuilding, etc. Children have only just recently been able to return to their schools, and many are still living in temporary housing, or living in damaged homes waiting for repairs to be made. We want to provide a ray of sunshine by gifting books to replenish classroom libraries lost due to Hurricane Ida! Would you consider partnering with us to put a smile on some faces?┬áRAINING SMILES BOOK DRIVE ENDS Friday, November 5th!! Here’s how you can help:

  1. Make a donation of any amount through a secure PayPal transaction. Usborne Books & More will match your donation at 50% in free books & activities toward our book drive! If you own a business and would like to make a donation, see below for info on donation levels & perks.
  2. Browse my bookshop by clicking the purple button below to find award-winning books for your own family. Build up your home library, or stock up on holiday gifts! Usborne Books & More will provide 50% of your sales total in free books & activities toward our book drive! If you would like some personalized recommendations, don’t hesitate to reach out – amy@growgreatreaders.com!
  3. If you’d like to see some videos with inside peeks of some of our favorite books, get a glimpse at the best titles by age-groups or book type, and possibly win a prize – come check out my online book party on Thursday October 28th at 8:30pm, CST. RSVP by clicking the yellow button below. Fill out the RSVP survey to receive a fun FREE kids’ activity download!
  4. If you have friends & family whom you think would like to help out, PLEASE share this website link! Or you can grab a printable PDF flyer HERE to forward via email or print and pass out. Thank you so much for your help & support!!

Donation Levels & Perks - Perfect for helping out, while promoting your business!

  • Bronze Level (<$50) – Thank you mention on Facebook.
  • Silver Level ($50-$99) – Your name or business name included in the card sent with donations, plus Bronze level perks.
  • Gold Level ($100-$249) – Your logo/name on a Thank You graphic posted to social media, plus Silver Level perks.
  • Platinum Level ($250+) – Promotional Photo Op with books/activities if local to League City, TX, plus Gold Level perks. (If not local, I will provide a customized photo/graphic that you may use.)
  • Please email amy@growgreatreaders.com if you are interested in making a donation as a business!
Welcome to Grow Great Readers! I am Amy, a mom to four as well as a Book Lady and Educational Services Representative with Usborne Books & More. In addition to helping families find amazingly engaging books for their kiddos, I also love utilizing our generous book drive, book fair, and Cards for a Cause fundraising programs to support my community! I would love to connect with you! Email me at amy@growgreatreaders.com if I can be of assistance!