Please stop by our Ballpark Village location on September 26 for a bite to eat, helping us raise funds to donate to Books for STL Kids, a nonprofit with a mission to cultivate children’s literacy through book ownership, increasing access to new books for children of under-resourced families.
Participating in this Giveback Tuesday event will help increase St. Louis youths’ access to vital educational and personal development reading resources, encouraging a love for reading and empowering them to seek new learning opportunities constantly.
Twice a month, we feature a local nonprofit charity to donate 100% of the earned proceeds from our Giveback Tuesday events. Lunch, dinner, drinks, and carryout are all included. So far, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria has donated $374,421 to nonprofit organizations here in St. Louis!
Using the funds from Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria, the nonprofit will purchase more new books to distribute through its bi-annual Book Program and its signature program, “The Largest Book Party in St. Louis.”
“Placing a book directly in the hands of a child and seeing their face light up is very rewarding,” said the Books for STL Kids Board President Heather Winsby.
“At ‘The Largest Book Party’ events, we’ve had children walk up to a volunteer and try to return the book they just chose. Their reaction when they learn they get to keep it and take it home is unmatched.”
In September 2022, Books for STL Kids held its 10th annual “The Largest Book Party in St. Louis” in Florissant, Missouri, where 750 children received over 3,300 books.
The event’s schedule consisted of storytime in the morning, a snack break, and time for the attending children to choose four books to take home. The young readers who could not attend also received new books to keep at home.
Books for STL Kids-hosted event brought the local community together with storytime readers ranging from librarians and volunteers to Florissant and Ferguson police and Florissant Valley fire officers.
This September (2023), the nonprofit is hosting TWO “The Largest Book Party” events, one at the James J. Eagan Civic Center in Florissant and another at Busch Stadium in St. Louis City.
Operating in St. Louis, Missouri, since 1998, the nonprofit prides itself on only donating new books for children to keep, distinguishing itself from other book distribution nonprofit organizations.
Having donated more than 211,000 books since its beginnings, Books for STL Kids continues to push for child literacy development by serving more than 3,500 children annually with bi-annual book grants, book parties, and various community events.
Books for STL Kids is celebrating 25 years of book giving in 2023.
As a 100%-volunteer-run nonprofit, it thanks its collective of volunteers for continuing to provide books whose positive impacts are just as significant to the individual child as they are to the overall enrichment of our St. Louis communities.
Simultaneously satisfy your pizza cravings with our assortment of flavorful artisan pizzas and help Books for STL Kids support St. Louis’s future academics, business owners, community leaders, and more.
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When you come to our Giveback Tuesday events, you’ll enjoy delicious, handmade Italian food and make a difference in your community at the same time! We’ll be donating the profits from Tuesday, August 8, at our Ballpark Village location to KidSmart. This nonprofit organization provides free school supplies and educational resources to underprivileged students throughout the St. Louis region.