Little Hands Book Bank Receives Awards Grant

Little Hands Book Bank encourages families to donate gently used books their children have outgrown.

The philanthropic arm of Marlin Medical Solutions announced on Sept. 14, 2021, a $1,000 grant to Little Hands Book Bank that will support the company’s mission.

Little Hands Book Bank focuses on pre-kindergarten reading-readiness by encouraging families to donate gently used books their children have outgrown. Donated books are beautified, sorted, and packaged with new books into starter libraries for low-income and underserved children who might not otherwise have access to books at home. Starter libraries are distributed through community partners in early childhood education and family literacy.

The Marlin Medical Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the premier provider of high-quality medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumables, and equipment in the healthcare industry, Marlin Medical Solutions. The Marlin Medical Foundation was founded by David Marlin Edwards to further his passion for philanthropy and serve as a beacon of light in a dark world. The foundation seeks to support nonprofits and ministries in North Texas whose missions align with their guiding principles.

Studies have shown that families in economically depressed communities often have no books for children in their homes. Little Hands Book Bank supports the work of community literacy programs by ensuring children have access to age-appropriate reading materials outside of the classroom.

“When we first started, we focused on book drives and just collecting books, but as we’ve grown, we’ve found that what we need is a larger space with room for volunteers to help sort, prepare and assemble starter libraries,” said Jennifer Little, Founder of Little Hands Book Bank. “This donation from the Marlin Medical Foundation is a great way to kick off our campaign to create a community space so we can distribute more books throughout North Texas.”

Learn more about Marlin Medical Foundation here: https://marlinmedicalfoundation.org/

Learn more about Little Hands Book Bank here: https://www.littlehandsbookbank.org/

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