Give the gift of reading through Kabuki Helps and Toys for Tots

Cookie Thief and Elephant Blue among suggested books to give through Kabuki Helps and Toys for Tots

Kabuki Helps has joined with the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program to promote the gift of reading for children in need. Frances Gilbert’s books can be purchased on the Kabuki Helps website for shopping to the Toys for Tots program.  Just go to   and use code Toy$TotsB to receive a 10 percent discount on purchases.

Kabuki Helps is a community of parents and teachers committed to making learning fun, has joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Literacy Program to help put books in the hands of children most in need.

“The gift of a book this holiday season can make a huge difference for a child’s future,” said Lisa Hayes, founder of Kabuki Helps. “Literacy opens doors and can help break the cycle of poverty.”

To encourage donations, Kabuki Helps will pay for shipping to Toys for Tots on items purchased through its website for the Literacy Program. Books on the site are appropriate for children in Grades K-5. All are educational, as well as fun, helping children develop basic skills in math and reading.  Shoppers also can support Toys for Tots when they purchase books as gifts for family and friends.  Ten percent of every purchase from Kabuki Helps goes to support a charity of the shopper’s choice.

Suggested books for the Literacy Program include:

·       Varun’s Quest, an engaging adventure for children in grades 3-4 that teaches them to think like scientists as they solve a mystery about the plants and animals.

·       The Cookie Thief, by Frances Gilbert, a clever story about honesty, geared to early readers and pre-readers

·       Elephant Blue, a book of children’s poetry that will be appreciated by children through age 10.

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