Infinity, Inc. is proud to announce that we have accepted the public school system’s Million Book Challenge.
Throughout the month of February, our employees will bring in new or gently used books of grades K-5 reading levels to support the SCCPSS Balanced Literacy Initiative. We will also be accepting donated books from businesses and individuals at our Chatham Parkway office. All members of the community are encouraged to rise to this challenge for our children.
Balanced Literacy Initiative
As stated on the SCCPSS website, Balanced Literacy is an opportunity for teachers and students to use high-interest, engaging books to practice the Georgia English Language Arts Standards of Excellence in reading and writing. The comprehensive Balanced Literacy program involves reading aloud, word work involving vocabulary and lessons in Latin root words, writing, reading with partners, independent reading, and guided reading. The goal of the Balanced Literacy Initiative being implemented in the district this year is to put one million books in all local K-5 classrooms.
A Savannah Chamber notice about the initiative pointed out, “As leaders in the community who have a vested interest in the overall success of our local school system, we have an opportunity make a substantial impact.”
Infinity CEO Chuck Brown couldn’t agree more.
“Easy access to books at a young age opened up the world for me. One of our core values at Infinity is ‘Continually Improve‘ and what better way to do that than to read. We believe it’s important to provide these resources to the next generation of problem-solvers, so Infinity is proud to announce our participation with the Million Book Challenge. We hope you’ll join us in developing a library for every classroom in grades K-5 throughout the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.”
To donate a book with us, please visit us at 10 Chatham Center South Dr., Suite 300, Savannah, GA 31405, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. We will be accepting donations until Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Update: March 1, 2018
After collecting donations from employees—and receiving some from our friends at Segway of Savannah on MLK—we’re proud to contribute 113 books to the public school system’s Million Book Challenge.
Donations ranged from childhood classics like the Velveteen Rabbit and 80s favorites by Beverly Cleary to the more recent Harry Potter paperbacks. Media Specialists at SCCPSS will sort the books based on reading level, and then classrooms will have their own libraries for students to use.
On a personal note, I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this. I love working at a company that genuinely cares about our community. Even though many of my coworkers’ kids are too young yet or already out of grade school, they stepped up. Just like giving toys to Union Mission at Christmas and attending Jewels and Jeans to support America’s Second Harvest, these people are continuously generous and involved. It’s really heartwarming.
The Million Book Challenge continues through the end of the school year, and we encourage all members of the community to support our future learners and leaders.