Mainfreight USA Joins Forces with Carotrans USA to Give the gift of reading to our Communities
Since 2008, Mainfreight and Carotrans USA, have presented pre-school and elementary school children with over 170,000 free books!
Duffy Books in Homes USA was established in the United States, in 2008 with the help of Dr. Richard Quest – dean of the Rome Campus of Mohawk Valley Community College. Alan Duff, the new Zealand author and original founder of Duffy Books in New Zealand started the organization with intent is to provide free books for children living in ‘bookless homes’ to take home and enjoy in their own space – and to share this joy of reading with family and friends. To date, the organization has donated upwards of 172,000 free books to children. Duffy books tell the kids ‘It's Cool to Read and Cool to Achieve’ and makes the connection between success and reading.
Duffy Books in Homes USA has plans to grow stronger and distribute more books to children with the continued support of local communities, in the coming years. They see clearly the effect that their efforts have on these young children, and the literacy statistics prove it!
Francis Bellamy Student Proudly Holds His New Book From the Duffy Books in Homes Program
Children of Francis Bellamy Elementary School Show Their Enthusiasm for Reading
Mayor Joseph Fusco, of Rome, NY Shows His Support for the Duffy Books in Homes Program