For Immediate Release
Andrea Bergstein, Scribblitt Rachael Voorhees, The Molina Foundation
SCRIBBLITT.COM PARTNERS WITH THE MOLINA FOUNDATION TO DONATE BOOKS TO CHILDREN IN NEED
CHARLOTTE, Vermont and LONG BEACH, Calif. – November 3, 2014 – Scribblitt.com and The Molina Foundation announce today a new ‘Buy One, Give One’ partnership to improve access to new books for children in need. For every book published on Scribblitt.com, one new book will be donated to a child in need through The Molina Foundation. Through this partnership, both groups hope to spark the imagination of children and fill more homes with new books.
Scribblitt.com is a platform where kids can write, illustrate and publish their own hardcover books. “Books are vitally important for children to develop literacy skills, language development, concentration, and communication skills. But books are equally important in developing imagination, a sense of wonder, and social skills like empathy,” says founder of Scribblitt.com, Andrea Bergstein. “We are thrilled that Scribblitt is providing a way to help kids create professional hardcover books as well as supporting children in need with books to read.”
For every book published using Scribblitt’s unique writing and illustration tools, a new children’s book will be donated through The Molina Foundation. “For children growing up in poverty, books are scarce. In some low-income neighborhoods you can find just one book for every 300 children,” says Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett, founder and CEO of The Molina Foundation. “Scribblitt’s support will help us bring new books to even more children and families in need.”
This partnership extends beyond just a responsible business model. Teachers can tie together lessons in writing, book development and editing with an important message about philanthropy. To enable educators to leverage the Scribblitt.com platform in their classrooms, discounts are available at www.scribblitt.com/teacherprojects.
Scribblitt.com is a website where kids can write, illustrate and publish their own hardcover books, using unique writing and illustration tools to help deliver professional results.
About The Molina Foundation
The Molina Foundation (www.molinafoundation.org) is a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health. Since its inception in 2004, The Molina Foundation has worked hand-in-hand with more than 1,000 organizations and schools towards this end, donating nearly 3 million books to low-income and at-risk children and families.