This bus drives around Charlottesville giving away books to children who might not otherwise get them

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“The idea for the bus, which is nonprofit, started as a way to encourage reading among underserved children. Stone, who works part time at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and as an online English teacher to Chinese students abroad, invested her own money into buying the short school bus and thrifting children’s books in 2018.

Since then, the Free Book Bus passed out over 20,000 books, 9,500 of which were distributed since the start of the pandemic, Stone said. Today, roughly 70% of the books on the bus were bought through donated funds or grants.”

To learn more about this nonprofit or make a contribution, click here.

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