Here at Rise Up, we’re so thankful for the great teachers who work tirelessly to bring a love of reading into their classroom. We’re excited to report that in October we sent out another 1,500 new books to classrooms all over the country. We believe that when students are given books they want to read, they will read more and develop a lifelong love of reading. This week I visited two classrooms at Hollenbeck Middle School in Los Angeles where I talked to students about how reading books can change their lives. They haven’t had the budget funds to purchase new books in six years. How exciting to see them with stacks of new books on their desks thanks to the project we helped fund on DonorsChoose.org and the additional books we sent. We can’t wait to visit our next classroom!