― Rooftop of Virginia announced that it has received a major donation of 508 new children’s books in support of its local efforts to promote literacy at home and help close the “word gap” impacting youths in underserved communities.
The donation of books was made by The Molina Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based in Long Beach, CA, as part of its Share-a- Story literacy campaign taking place this spring across the country.
Share-a-Story is The Molina Foundation’s initiative to highlight the importance of literacy for children and families. The campaign is designed to coincide with the nationwide annual celebrations of Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), an initiative of the American Library Association to encourage storytelling and book reading.
Rooftop will distribute the books through the Project READ initiative. Children in Head Start and participants of Camp SPARK (middle school children) will receive books and the agency will also provide books to area foster children and to the general public at local event.
“We are deeply appreciative of this opportunity to support the Rooftop of Virginia CAP and its wonderful work to help children in their academic and personal achievement,” said Molina Foundation President and Founder Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett. “We know that giving out books and learning materials will have a wonderfully positive impact on local families and communities.”
The Molina Foundation is dedicated to the mission of reducing disparities in access to education and health. Since 2004, the Foundation has partnered with more than 2,000 community organizations to fulfill its mission. It has donated more than 4 million new books and sponsored hundreds of reading workshops and literacy programs for educators and Families.

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