Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: August 19, 2013, 11:56 AM
The Heart of America Foundation®, a national nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., uniquely promotes volunteer service and literacy. The organization inspires acts of service and a love of reading by building community and providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference.
Committed to education and volunteerism, The Heart of America Foundation® engages volunteers by putting books into the hands of children who need them the most. Through the Books From The Heart® and READesign® programs, The Heart of America Foundation® transforms school libraries and education spaces in under-resourced communities into vital and vibrant centers of learning that become the heart of a school.
Since 1997, The Heart of America Foundation® has provided over one million children living in poverty with over 3.28 million library and take-home books. And the organization has engaged volunteers in more than 1,075,000 hours of service to communities nationwide.